Pilot Killed In Manhattan Helicopter Crash From Dutchess County
A helicopter crash-landed onto the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper on Monday, June 10, 2019.
CBS News reports that a helicopter crash-landed on top of a building at 787 7th Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets in Manhattan. While the roof did not have a helicopter landing pad, it did not go into the building. However, the crash sparked a two-alarm fire. Only a small part of the helicopter was still intact. One person has been reported dead from the crash, who is presumed to be the pilot.
According to CBS News, The helicopter had flown out of an airport in Linden, New Jersey. The airport manager, Paul Dudley, believes the helicopter had a mechanical problem that caused McCormack to try to land the plane on top of the building. McCormack's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records indicate that he was given a second medical class distinction, meaning he must have available glasses for near vision.
CBS News reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said there is no threat of terror and that it appears to be an accident. ABC NY reports that at the time of the incident Newark and LaGuardia airports were both at a ground-stop due to poor visibility and thunderstorms.