Copter makes crash landing on Manhattan building; one dead

Copter makes crash landing on Manhattan building; one dead

Agency News

New York, June 11: A helicopter made a crash landing on top of a building in Manhattan leaving one person dead. The helicopter crashed into a 54-storey building located at 787 7th Ave in Manhattan at 1.45 pm EST on Monday, the New York Fire Department (FDNY) said late on Monday.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said preliminary information suggests that only the pilot was aboard the helicopter at the time of the crash. The crash sparked a fire on the roof of the building, which is not equipped with a helicopter landing pad. The blaze has since been extinguished and the area evacuated. City authorities announced road closures and urged people to avoid the area.

The FAA said the National Transportation Safety Board will handle the investigation and determine the probable cause of the accident.

Meanwhile US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he has been apprised of the crash and that his administration stands ready to provide assistance. (UNI)