Pilot Dies After Helicopter Crash-Lands on Roof of Manhattan Skyscraper

Mist and smoke cover the top of a building near 51st Street and 7th Avenue on June 10, 2019, in New York, where a helicopter was reported to have crash-landed on top of the roof of a building in midtown Manhattan. Mark Lennihan/Associated Press
Mist and smoke cover the top of a building near 51st Street and 7th Avenue on June 10, 2019, in New York, where a helicopter was reported to have crash-landed on top of the roof of a building in midtown Manhattan. Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York City Fire Department says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper rooftop has died.

The Fire Department says the helicopter crash-landed on the top of the tower, which isn't far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

It does not appear anyone else was on board when the crash occurred at around 2 p.m.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that a fire began when the aircraft hit, but it is under control. Cuomo said it shook the building. He said there are no reports of injuries of people in the tower.

It was not immediately known what type of helicopter was involved.

Videos posted by onlookers showed emergency vehicles in the street, but no obvious damage to the skyscraper.

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