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Media captionNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo: ‘Individuals felt the constructing shake’
The pilot of a helicopter died after it crash landed on high of a skyscraper in Manhattan, fireplace officers say.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned the 54-storey workplace constructing on Seventh Avenue shook from the affect.
Governor Cuomo mentioned the crash sparked a rooftop fireplace, which was introduced beneath management. Some had been evacuated from the tower, however none had been damage.
He mentioned New Yorkers have “a stage of PTSD from 9/11” after they hear information of an plane crash in Manhattan.
The pilot was the one particular person aboard the Agusta A109E helicopter, mentioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The incident occurred at round 14:00 (19:00 GMT) on a wet and foggy Monday.
Governor Cuomo mentioned preliminary studies point out there was no indication of foul play.
He instructed reporters on the scene: “There was a helicopter that made a pressured touchdown, emergency touchdown, or landed on the roof of the constructing for one cause or one other.
“There was a hearth that occurred when the helicopter hit the roof. Those that had been within the constructing mentioned that they felt the constructing shake.”
He added: “When you’re a New Yorker, you’ve a stage of PTSD, proper, from 9/11. And I keep in mind that morning all too nicely.
“In order quickly as you hear an plane hit a constructing, I feel my thoughts goes the place each New Yorker’s thoughts goes.”
No particles was seen on the pavement or street beneath the scene of the 750ft (229m) skyscraper.
Fireplace officers mentioned they contained “gasoline leaking from the helicopter”.
Nancy Berman, who works close by, instructed BBC Information: “I used to be sat at a desk in my workplace and all of us felt furnishings transfer.
“It was like somewhat shake. However we did not suppose something of it.
“An announcement on the workplace loudspeaker instructed us there had been a crash and the opposite constructing had been evacuating.”
She mentioned workers in her workplace selected to remain put.
In keeping with the New York Put up, there is no such thing as a helicopter touchdown pad on the roof of the tower at 787 Seventh Avenue.
The scene, which is near Occasions Sq., led workers to filter out of buildings as emergency response automobile sirens wailed within the streets.
The Nationwide Transportation Security Board will examine the incident.
The White Home mentioned President Donald Trump had been briefed on the incident.
Final month a helicopter crashed into the Hudson River, falling simply wanting a heliport.
5 individuals had been killed in 2018 when a sightseeing helicopter plunged into the East River.