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A helicopter crashed over a building in Midtown, 1 Dead

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)  On Monday afternoon, helicopter crashed into a building in Mid Town, according to FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro., it was reported that it happened between approximately 1:43.
The helicopter was flying in the middle of the fog and rain in air space when it crashed 

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Images from the scene of today’s helicopter crash at 787 7th Ave. in Manhattan. members remain on scene. There is one fatality reported.

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In excess of 100 crisis responders hurried to the scene at 787 Seventh Ave. somewhere in the range of 51st and 52nd Streets. The building is 54 stories tall.

The pilot, recognized as Tim McCormack, was executed. The East Clinton, New York, Volunteer Fire Department said he filled in as boss there for a long time. Before joining the East Clinton VFD, he was an individual from the LaGrange Fire Department. With 15 years of experience flying helicopters and single-motor planes, he was guaranteed as a flight educator a year ago, as indicated by Federal Aviation Administration records.

McCormack radioed before the crash that he was in a bad position, sources told CBS2. Paul Dudley, the air terminal supervisor in Linden, N.J., where the helicopter flew out of, stated, "McCormack is an accomplished pilot and all around regarded in the flying machine network," including he worked for an official and was flying his helicopter at the season of the crash .
Dudley said he expect that there was a mechanical or climate related issue and that McCormack was attempting to arrive over the building to save the people on the ground, CBS2's Lisa Rozner revealed.
Helicopter Crash-Lands On Top Of Building In Midtown, witness

There is no helipad over the building's rooftop.

he FAA said the air ship was an Agusta A109E helicopter and the NTSB will explore the reason for crash. FAA air traffic controllers "did not deal with the flight." The helicopter was enlisted to American Continental Properties, LLC.

That model helicopter, which is utilized for official travel, was flying in a limited flight region when it crashed. City hall leader Bill de Blasio said authorities were examining whether the chopper had gotten endorsement from flight controllers to go into the confined zone.

The building was emptied.

"There was a shake and afterward a commotion and afterward we just emptied," one man said. "That was about it. We simply heard the ground shake, similar to it was a quake and after that we returned to business. At that point we got the notice to empty."

"You could smell smoke. Not overwhelming smoke, yet the smell of what I depict — consumed development material began to come ground floor," another man said.

"We had a weird, exceptionally alarming occurrence this evening here in Manhattan," Mayor de Blasio said.

De Blasio underlined that "there is no sign as of now this was a demonstration of dread and there is no continuous danger to New York City dependent on all the data that we have at the present time."

"We don't have the foggiest idea about the reason for this episode," de Blasio said. "This could've been a much more regrettable occurrence, and say thanks to God that no other people were harmed in this totally stunning, staggering episode."

De Blasio adulated the "uncommon exertion" of the people on call.

Nigro said firefighters were on the area of the crash around four minutes in the wake of accepting the 911 call of the crash. They sent unique hoses and siphons to get water from more than 700 feet underneath to battle the fire.

"We had the option to put water on the fire rapidly. Lamentably, we found an injured individual with the helicopter, who, as the city hall leader expressed, we assume is the pilot," Nigro said.

"What we can be sure of is that at roughly 1:32 this evening, the helicopter took off from the 34th Street heliport and around 11 minutes after the fact crashed on the rooftop," Police Commissioner James O'Neill said. That heliport is situated on Manhattan's East Side. Authorities accept – however have not affirmed – the helicopter may have been endeavoring to come back to its command post in Linden, New Jersey, which is the reason it might have been crossing Manhattan.

O'Neill said he was "not certain" yet why the helicopter was flying in wet and foggy climate.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who happened to be at an occasion close-by and got to the scene rapidly, said that a helicopter made a "constrained" or "crisis" arriving over the building. Authorities later portrayed the occurrence as a "hard arriving" at a high rate of speed.

"The primer data is that there was a helicopter that made a constrained getting, a crisis arrival or arrived on the top of the building for some reason. There was a fire that happened when the helicopter hit the rooftop. People who were in the building said they felt the building shake. The fire office trusts the fire is leveled out. There may have been setbacks engaged with people in the helicopter," Cuomo said. "We don't have the foggiest idea what made the helicopter arrive over the building however people in the building itself, no one has been harmed."

The harm was essentially contained to the building's rooftop. Amidst the bedlam and disarray, Nicholas Estevez found a sharp bit of flotsam and jetsam in the downpour in the city beneath, CBS2's Ali Bauman announced.
Helicopter Crash-Lands On Top Of Building In Midtown

"I saw people running like insane out of the building and people running all over," he said.

"In case you're a New Yorker you have a dimension of PTSD from 9/11 and I recollect that morning great. So when you hear an air ship hit a building, I think my brain goes where each New Yorker's psyche goes," Cuomo said.

West 50th Street-West 52nd Street somewhere in the range of Sixth and Seventh Avenues was shut to vehicles and walkers, the NYPD said. Different lanes close to the crash site were shut yet later revived.

President Donald Trump tweeted acclaim for people on call, saying they did "remarkable employment," including "The Trump Administration stands prepared should you need anything by any means."

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