Dead After Helicopter Crash Lands Atop Midtown Manhattan Skyscraper

10 June, 2019, 21:51 | Author: Wade Massey
  • New York City firefighters suit up at the scene after a helicopter crashed atop a building and caused a fire in the Manhattan borough of New York New York U.S

A person, believed to be a pilot, died when a helicopter crash landed onto a skyscraper in Manhattan on Monday, sources tell PIX11.

The incident happened at 787 Seventh Ave., known as the AXA Equitable Building, according to NYPD and FDNY.

An earlier tweet from the fire department indicated the helicopter had crashed into the building. He said there are no reports of injuries of people in the tower. The situation has resulted in a fire that has been placed under control.

The New York City Fire Department said on Twitter that firefighters were on the scene of the crash landing, which took place in rainy weather.

"We ran down. I think we were the first floor to evacuate, actually, because we felt it so quickly", Farrell told ABC News.

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Video from the scene showed dozens of emergency vehicles with lights flashing.

"Due to FDNY activity, expect road closures and a heavy presence of emergency personnel at Seventh Avenue and W. 51st Street in Manhattan", according to Notify NYC.

"If you are a New Yorker, you have a level of PTSD from 9/11", Cuomo said.

This is a developing story; check back for updates and get the PIX11 News app to stay informed all day.

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