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UPDATE, 2:48 p.m. EST: The FDNY has told the Associated Press that the pilot is dead after a helicopter crashed into a New York City skyscraper near Times Square on Monday afternoon.
Fire Department says pilot killed in helicopter crash at Manhattan skyscraper. https://t.co/c7eQPQQxpW
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 10, 2019
New York authorities are on the scene after a helicopter crash-landed into a high-rise building near Times Square on Monday afternoon in New York City.
Here is a live feed of the scene:
HAPPENING NOW: Live coverage as fire officials say a helicopter has crashed into a building in Midtown Manhattan. https://t.co/skDpGVjGS1
— ABC News (@ABC) June 10, 2019
Here is a video of smoke on top of the building where the helicopter crashed:
787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. We’re 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter & I looked up and saw sheet of flame on roof and then smoke. News reports saying helicopter/small plane crash onto roof which would be consistent with what I heard/saw. pic.twitter.com/swY3ksLskH
— Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) June 10, 2019
“HIGH RISE HELICOPTER CRASH INTO BUILDING,” the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) alerts Twitter account sent out, adding that the crash was at 787 7th Avenue, which is located between 51st and 52nd streets in Midtown, just north of Times Square.
MAN 2-ALARM 787 7 AVE, HIGH RISE HELICOPTER CRASH INTO BUILDING,
— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) June 10, 2019
“FDNY members are operating on scene at 787 7th Ave in Manhattan, helicopter crash landing,” the FDNY also tweeted.
FDNY members are operating on scene at 787 7th Ave in Manhattan, helicopter crash landing.
— FDNY (@FDNY) June 10, 2019
No further information was available at this time.
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) June 10, 2019