New York city police responded Monday to reports of a helicopter crash in midtown Manhattan.
The name of the building is not yet known, but the New York City fire department (FDNY) said on its Twitter feed that the building’s address was 787 7th Ave.
MAN 2-ALARM 787 7 AVE, HIGH RISE HELICOPTER CRASH INTO BUILDING,
— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) June 10, 2019
FAA sources confirm to ABC News that an aircraft has crashed into a building in New York City.
FDNY is reporting a high rise helicopter crash at 787 7th Ave.
— Steph Wash (@WashNews) June 10, 2019
Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo immediately made his way to the scene, and gave brief remarks to the media. Cuomo said that there is no indication of foul play, and the crash appears to be the result of an “emergency or hard landing.”
JUST IN: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Midtown helicopter crash: "The only indication was a helicopter had to do an emergency or a hard landing, or crashed onto the rooftop of a building…There's no indication of anything more than that." https://t.co/6M2KaMOjZM pic.twitter.com/ClIFgeV6Gu
— ABC News (@ABC) June 10, 2019
The helicopter’s pilot has died, according to multiple media reports.
A video emerged Monday afternoon of the incident:
Video purportedly shows helicopter flying erratically before deadly crash into Manhattan skyscraper – https://t.co/ldaz28ao0k
(CREDIT: Wendy Slater)
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 10, 2019