Helicopter that Crashed into Manhattan Skyscraper Was Flying in Restricted Airspace, Officials Say


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Published: 5 days ago
The helicopter that crashed into a New York City skyscraper was flying in heavy rain in airspace that is supposed to be off-limits.

A flight restriction in effect since President Donald Trump took office bans aircraft from flying below 3,000 feet (914 meters) within a 1-mile radius of Trump Tower, which is just a few blocks from the crash site.

Fire Department officials say the helicopter pilot died when the craft hit the top of the AXA Equitable building at around 2 p.m.

There were no other reports of injuries.

It wasn’t clear why the pilot flew into that part of Manhattan, but authorities called it an emergency landing.

Trump said in a tweet that he’d been briefed on the crash. He said first responders on the scene did a “phenomenal job.”

The New York City Fire Department says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper rooftop has died.

The Fire Department says the helicopter crash landed on the top of the tower, which isn’t far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

It does not appear anyone else was on board when the crash occurred at around 2 p.m.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that a fire began when the aircraft hit, but it is under control. Cuomo said it shook the building. He said there are no reports of injuries of people in the tower.

It was not immediately known what type of helicopter was involved.

Videos posted by onlookers showed emergency vehicles in the street, but no obvious damage to the skyscraper.

The New York City Fire Department is responding to a report of a helicopter crash on the roof of a skyscraper in midtown Manhattan.

The Fire Department said in a tweet Monday that the helicopter appears to have crash landed on the top of the tower, which isn’t far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

An FDNY spokesman said one person was injured. The crash happened at around 2 p.m.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that a fire began when the aircraft hit but is under control. Cuomo said it shook the building. He said there are no reports of injuries of people in the tower.

It was not immediately known what type of helicopter was involved.

Videos posted by onlookers showed emergency vehicles in the street, but no obvious damage to the skyscraper.

The New York City Fire Department is responding to a report of a helicopter crash on the roof of a skyscraper in midtown Manhattan.

The Fire Department said in a tweet Monday that the helicopter appears to have crash landed on the top of the tower, which isn’t far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

An FDNY spokesman said one person was injured. The crash happened at around 2 p.m.

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AS FAKE AS THE PLANES THAT CRASHED INTO THE WTC ON 911.

3 days ago

This is so much B U L L S H I T ! How do they get so many photography actors to line up "behind" the concerned leaders to take pictures of their backs ? CBS had pictures of the crash site and there was nothing but little bitty pieces of unrecognizable aluminum, as if the chopper was traveling at wel over 900 mph. This is a FAKE ASS NEWS STORY. A Psyop. Our Government is a load of shit for participating in things like this. I hope a helicopter gets them all.

4 days ago

Major, ??? I don't trust him.

4 days ago

You want to believe the best. But, I don't trust that Gov for anything. Every time, he opens his mouth I have my doubts. I hope I am wrong on this.

4 days ago

I don't believe anything out of these cretins' mouths..

4 days ago

It has since been published that the pilot´s name was Timothy J. McCormick who lived in Clinton Corners, NY. Also he was a respected Fire Chief with the Clinton Corners (Dutchess County) NY Fire Department. He was a hero. May he Rest In Peace.

5 days ago

We’re was the F16s NORAD????

5 days ago

How sad and tragic😪

5 days ago

Look at the video I. YouTube Fox Making fun of fox shows... the Simpson’s predicted it

5 days ago

I live in Manhattan and watched it all

5 days ago

Condolences to the family of the pilot who did what was necessary to save other lives.

5 days ago

AXA Equitable??? Maybe this is a jab letting criminal Bond traders know the gig is up and they can get taken out at anytime.

5 days ago

What you are speaks to me So Loudly, I can't hear a word that you say. This is All BS 😡

5 days ago

Tony, for a story to actually emit an odor, it has to be some realy prime BS. This one stinks to high Heaven, way up high where GOD lives. Boy is he going to be mad.

4 days ago

Can we have a serious conversation about banning all guns after a tragedy like this?

5 days ago

The helicopter pilot gave up his life so no one else was injured or killed. It crashed on top. Not into.

5 days ago

Nothing to see here move along!!!

5 days ago

"sake" my bad. Unfortunate incident. Just saying it would have been a fortunate coincidence had it disrupted sales of Fukushima saki.

5 days ago

9/11 pt2

5 days ago

he likely experienced problems and was trying to find a place, ANY place, to set it down.

5 days ago

I'm sure good ole Goeorgy Boy and the Rats were involved.

5 days ago

LOL....Uber announced "Ride-Share" Helicopters for NYC last week! 

FK u Uber..GO AWAY

5 days ago

They sell Saki from Fukushima Japan at Union Square Wines & Spirits ---140 4th Avenue, New York, NY. Fukushima nuclear power plant blew up and spewed radioactive contamination all over the rice paddies there. Was hoping the copter crashed there. I looked it up, but it was a miss. Too bad.

5 days ago

Terrible :(..but just one note, like this baby murderer cares, give me a break!

5 days ago

anyone think the people of New York got memories of 9/11 cause of this? We're all talking about why and about this crash I don't see anyone talking about how the people of new york are taking this, when I look at this, all I see is 9/11 on a much smaller scale, I don't believe this was a terrorist attack but even though I was only 6 months old when those two planes crashed into the twin towers but when I think of this, all I can think about is 9/11

5 days ago

Of course the LIBERALS will want to BAN helicopters now!

5 days ago

Could they just have blown it up on top of the building? Like he landed on the building but crashed ?

5 days ago

Listen to crooked de Blasio and his stupid puppets.

5 days ago

9/11 flashbacks.. anybody

5 days ago

This is terrible, I even live in NYC! Condolences to the victims' and pilot's families.

5 days ago

The pilot's last words were heard through the radio, and he said "Death to America."

5 days ago

If so he's a very inefficient terrorist.

4 days ago