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Helicopter crashes into building in Manhattan: Fire department

One person is dead after a helicopter made a hard-landing on top of a New York City building on Monday.

McCormack was forced to land at the West 30th Street Heliport. No injuries, either to people in the building or on the ground, have been reported, he said.

"At the same time as you are a Recent Yorker, you have a stage of PTSD, perfect, from 9/11".

Following the 2pm helicopter crash on Monday, New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo told a press conference there was no reason to suspect any form of terrorism or that a crime had taken place.

"It was pretty much like an explosion going off in your cockpit, a little bit of a pandemonium kind of thing, you know, you have to gather yourself and we headed over to 30th street, McCormack told ABC 7 NY at the time".

Tim McCormack, 58, was a volunteer firefighter with the East Clinton Volunteer Fire Department, ECVFD confirmed in a statement shared on Facebook.

"It was mayhem. We didn't know what was going on", she said.

Shocking photographs released by the FDNY showed the aircraft was completely obliterated on impact with the roof of the AXA Equitable building.

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"Chief McCormack was extremely respected by not only the members of the department, but throughout the Dutchess County fire service".

"It was a little bit insane, a little bit scary" as workers walked down the stairs, she said. He saw a sheet of flame and smoke when he looked out the window. Cuomo's office said the president and governor had spoken.

In 2016, bowing to complaints about noise and air pollution, the city reached a deal with Manhattan's helicopter sightseeing tour operators to cut the number of their flights by half.

Melvin Douglas, 50, who was selling umbrellas on the street, said he heard a "rumble" when the helicopter crash landed.

"Why should some tour guide be able to endanger the lives of people by flying over probably one of the most densely populated areas in the world?" she asked. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, which happened in restricted airspace two blocks from Trump Tower. Buildings in Manhattan were evacuated and many remain so as of publishing time. Records reports announcing helicopter/itsy-bitsy airplane rupture onto roof which could well maybe be in conserving with what I heard/saw.

Final month, a helicopter crashed into the Hudson River rapidly after taking off from a Unusual york heliport. The aircraft additionally featured IFR (instrument flight rules) certifications that allow operators to fly in lower visibility, however, pilots still be trained in the equipment.

The weather in NY was particularly rainy and foggy on Monday.

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