At least one person has been killed after a helicopter crashed into a sky scraper in New York.
The aircraft reportedly crashed on the roof of a building at 787 Seventh Avenue on 51st street, and burst into flames.
It’s believed the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing after losing control.
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Sadly, the pilot was pronounced dead at the, a city official confirmed.
More than 100 fire fighters and emergency workers were deployed to the site, and the flames were quickly extinguished.
A witness, who was inside the building at the time, told reporters the building shook when the crash occurred.
The building then had to be evacuated, with everyone taking the stairs, not the elevators.
It’s understood multiple buildings nearby were also evacuated.
The incident isn’t believed to be an act of terrorism, though emergency services sprung into action, quick to reassure everyone.
The New York governor Andrew Cuomo said New Yorkers still have a high level of P.T.S.D. following the 9/11 tragedy.
He told reporters his mind “goes where every New Yorker’s mind goes” when he hears news of a plane or helicopter hitting a building.
No other injuries were reported in the incident.
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