You are here: Home » International » News » Others
Business Standard

Helicopter crash-lands on New York City building, killing pilot

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said there was no indication of terrorism and the helicopter seemed to have made an emergency landing

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

Images from the scene of today’s helicopter crash at 787 7th Ave. in Manhattan | Credits: @FDNY
Images from the scene of today’s helicopter crash at 787 7th Ave. in Manhattan | Credits: @FDNY

A crash-landed on the rooftop of a 51-story building in Midtown on Monday amidst rain and poor visibility, killing the pilot, authorities said.

Governor said there was no indication of terrorism and the seemed to have made an emergency landing.

"Preliminary information is that there was a that made a forced landing, emergency landing, or landed on the roof of the building for one reason or another," he was quoted as saying by the

The Fire Department said the helicopter's pilot was dead.

No one who was in the building at the time of the helicopter crash was injured.

"Some people have been evacuated," he added. Some people who were inside at the time said they "felt the building shake," the governor was quoted as saying.

A fire broke out when the helicopter hit the roof, but the firefighters have extinguished the blaze at the crash site.

Trump tweeted that he has been briefed about the helicopter crash in City.

He thanked the city's first responders for their "phenomenal job." "The Trump Administration stands ready should you need anything at all," he tweeted.

First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 00:55 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU