Helicopter Crash-Lands On Top Of Building In New York, Killing Volunteer Firefighter, Pilot

  • Source: New York CBS Local
  • Published: 06/11/2019 12:00 AM

A helicopter crashed on top of a building in Midtown on Monday afternoon. It happened at around 1:43 p.m., according to FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro. The helicopter was flying in restricted air space and in rain and fog when it crashed. More than 100 emergency responders rushed to the scene at 787 Seventh Ave. between 51st and 52nd Streets. The building is 54 stories tall. The pilot, identified as Tim McCormack, was killed. The East Clinton, New York, Volunteer Fire Department said he served as chief there for 10 years. Before joining the East Clinton VFD, he was a member of the LaGrange Fire Department. With 15 years of experience flying helicopters and single-engine airplanes, he was certified as a flight instructor last year, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.


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