Attention Media – Let an #expert in aviation, aircraft and helicopters help with your coverage of today’s breaking news.June 10, 20192 min read
A helicopter made a crash landing onto the roof of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper earlier this afternoon killing at least one person.
The NYFD that one unidentified person was killed. Media reports said the person killed was the helicopter pilot.
The crash at the AXA Equitable Center at 787 Seventh Avenue. Dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the busy area, a few blocks north of Times Square.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said preliminary information indicated the helicopter made an emergency landing on the building. He said he did not know why, but authorities said there was no indication the crash was terrorism related.
Cuomo said the crash resulted in a fire on the roof that was extinguished by firefighters.
"Most importantly, (there is) no evidence that it was anything other than an aircraft accident," he said.
The crash onto the roof of the AXA Equitable building drew a major police and fire response to the area not far from Times Square and Rockefeller Center. Streets around the crash site were closed on a gray, rainy day in the city. USA Today
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