June 10, 2019 – In Breaking News – Fox News
At least one person was killed after a helicopter made a “crash landing” on the roof of a high-rise building in New York City on Monday, sparking a massive emergency response, officials said.
The crash-landing unfolded on the roof of 787 Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan and a fire has been extinguished, the New York Police Department said.
(A helicopter crashed into a building on 7th Avenue, halting traffic on nearby streets in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the city Fire Department reports. Courtesy of USA TODAY and YouTube. Posted on June 10, 2019.)
It happened at around 2 p.m. in a steady rain and clouds that obscured the roof of the tower, the AXA Equitable building, located just north of Times Square.
The New York Fire Department said the helicopter’s pilot died. It does not appear anyone else was on board.
Sources told Fox News’ Rick Leventhal the helicopter experienced mechanical failure and had to make an emergency landing on the roof of the high-rise building.
— The FAA (@FAANews) June 10, 2019
In a news conference later Monday afternoon, New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill confirmed the privately owned helicopter took off from the 34th Street Heliport on the east side of Manhattan around 1:32 p.m.
He said investigators believed the pilot was conducting “executive travel” and was headed to the “home airport in Linden, N.J.”
O’Neill said the helicopter crashed on the roof 11 minutes after takeoff.
(At least one person was killed after a helicopter made a “crash landing” on the roof of a high-rise building in New York City on Monday, sparking a massive emergency response, officials said. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on June 10, 2019.)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “There is no indication at this time that this was an act of terrorism.”
He added, “There is no ongoing threat to New York City based on all the information we have right now.”
De Blasio said that according to preliminary information it appeared no passengers were on board, adding that there were “no other injuries that we know of at this point in time.”
He also said the cause of the incident has not yet been determined.
The FDNY tweeted Monday, “#FDNY confirms a helicopter has crash-landed onto the roof of 787 7th Ave in Manhattan. The fire has been extinguished, and members continue to operate in response to fuel leaking from the helicopter. There is currently one fatality reported.”
— FDNY (@FDNY) June 10, 2019
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I have been briefed on the helicopter crash in New York City. Phenomenal job by our GREAT First Responders who are currently on the scene. THANK YOU for all you do 24/7/365! The Trump Administration stands ready should you need anything at all.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2019
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