What you need to know about the NYC helicopter crash:
A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a midtown Manhattan building today, sparking a fire and killing one person believed to be the pilot, New York City officials said.
We’re wrapping up our live coverage, but keep reading CNN for more details about today’s crash.
Here’s what we know about the crash:
- What happened: The helicopter took off from the 34th Street heliport at about 1:32 p.m., NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said. It crashed on the roof of 787 Seventh Ave. about 11 minutes later.
- The pilot was killed: The deceased pilot has been identified as Tim McCormack, according to law enforcement sources. His family has been notified, according to one source. Preliminary information is that only the pilot was on board the Agusta A109E helicopter when it crashed on the roof of the building, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.
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