One dead after helicopter crashes into New York rooftop
- A pilot is dead after a helicopter crashed on to the roof of a building in Manhattan, the New York Fire Department confirmed.
- NYPD officials called the incident a "helicopter landing,"hard which happened on the roof of 787 Seventh Ave.
- Cuomo told reporters that a fire broke out when the helicopter crash landed.
- It is unclear what type of helicopter was involved.
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A pilot is dead after a helicopter crashed on to the roof of a building in Manhattan, the New York Fire Department confirmed to the Associated Press.
At least one building was evacuated, CBS New York reported. New York Governor. Andrew Cuomo is on the scene.
Cuomo told reporters that a fire broke out when the helicopter crash landed, but it is now under control, according to the Associated Press.
He said the incident shook the building, but there are no reports of injuries of people in the tower.
It is unclear what type of helicopter was involved. The only person on board the aircraft was the pilot, CBS New York reported.
A senior FAA official told ABC News that it is investigating. The official said the incident was believed to be an accident and there is no indication of terrorism.
Emergency responders are on scene.
Video from onlookers showed smoke billowing from the building, but no apparent damage to the skyscraper.
787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. Weâ€™re 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter & I looked up and saw sheet of flame on roof and then smoke. News reports saying helicopter/small plane crash onto roof which would be consistent with what I heard/saw. pic.twitter.com/swY3ksLskH— Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) June 10, 2019
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