BREAKING: At Least 1 Dead in Midtown Manhattan After Helicopter Crashes Into Building (VIDEOS)
One pilot was killed after a helicopter crashed into a building in Midtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon.
The helicopter crash took place on top of 787 7th Avenue.
West 51st & West 52nd Street, 6th-7th Avenue is CLOSED to vehicular and pedestrian traffic as well.
— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) June 10, 2019
According to reports only the pilot was on board of the helicopter when it crashed in rainy, foggy conditions.
Video of the helicopter flying erratically before it crashed:
DEVELOPING: helicopter crashed into a building in Midtown Manhattan at 51st and 7th. Here is footage of the helicopter flying erratically before the crash (via @ThingsWendySees) pic.twitter.com/zCowdKvKuL
— Cooper Lawrence (@CooperLawrence) June 10, 2019
Video of building shortly after the helicopter crashed:
787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. We’re 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter & I looked up and saw sheet of flame on roof and then smoke. News reports saying helicopter/small plane crash onto roof which would be consistent with what I heard/saw. pic.twitter.com/swY3ksLskH
— Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) June 10, 2019
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 10, 2019
Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the scene. Preliminary information indicates the helicopter made a forced landing on the roof of the high rise, reported CBS News.
“The preliminary information is that there was a helicopter that made a forced landing, an emergency landing or landed on the roof of the building for one reason or another. There was a fire that happened when the helicopter hit the roof. People who were in the building said they felt the building shake. The fire department believes the fire is under control. There may have been casualties involved in people in the helicopter,” Cuomo said. “We don’t know what caused the helicopter to land on top of the building but people in the building itself, nobody has been hurt.”
MORE: Preliminary information indicates helicopter made "forced landing" on roof of Midtown Manhattan high-rise building, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo tells reporters; "there was a fire that happened when the helicopter hit the roof" https://t.co/oTyd0OVi2j pic.twitter.com/TPikw7rdSR
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) June 10, 2019
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