Helicopter crash-lands on building in Midtown Manhattan, killing one person


A helicopter crash-landed on a building in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, killing one person, officials said. 

The New York City Fire Department confirmed one fatality in the crash-landing on top of the building on 7th Avenue.

“The fire has been extinguished, and members continue to operate in response to fuel leaking from the helicopter,” it added.

The pilot of the helicopter was reportedly killed in the incident. 
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) spoke briefly to reporters, saying the helicopter performed an “emergency or hard” landing on the building, which sparked a fire.
“It was not a routine landing,” he said.
“The only indication was a helicopter had to do an emergency or a hard landing, or crashed onto the rooftop of a building, causing a fire,” Cuomo said. “But there’s no indication of anything more than that.”
Cuomo also said nobody in the building was hurt.

said in a tweet that he was briefed on the crash and praised first responders.

A spokesperson for Cuomo said Trump called the governor to discuss the crash and offer assistance.

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Updated at 3:08 p.m.

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