A helicopter crash-landed on a building in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, killing one person, officials said.
“The fire has been extinguished, and members continue to operate in response to fuel leaking from the helicopter,” it added.
#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
JUST IN: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Midtown helicopter crash: “The only indication was a helicopter had to do an emergency or a hard landing, or crashed onto the rooftop of a building…There’s no indication of anything more than that.” https://t.co/6M2KaMOjZM pic.twitter.com/ClIFgeV6Gu
— ABC News (@ABC) June 10, 2019
said in a tweet that he was briefed on the crash and praised first responders.
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
A spokesperson for Cuomo said Trump called the governor to discuss the crash and offer assistance.
Updated at 3:08 p.m.