A helicopter crashed onto the rooftop of 787 building, located on 7th Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets. Only one person was reported dead and nobody was injured
Soon after the crash, which was labeled as a “hard landing” by police officers, a fire broke out. Apart from the pilot of the Agusta A109E helicopter, nobody else was reported dead or injured after the incident.
The Fire Department pointed out that it would deploy more than 100 emergency workers to take care of the event, which took place at about 1:45 p.m. local time during a rainy afternoon. The conditions were so difficult to fly that even Newark and LaGuardia Airports were in a ground stop.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was at the scene and revealed that there was no indication of terrorism as everything suggests that the pilot of the aircraft had to make an emergency landing.
He also acknowledged that people in New York got really worried about the incident when they heard initial reports, saying that New Yorkers had a “level of PTSD” from the terrorist attack on 9/11.
POTUS Donald Trump also addressed the situation through Twitter:
"Phenomenal job by our GREAT First Responders who are currently on the scene. THANK YOU for all you do 24/7/365! The Trump Administration stands ready should you need anything at all."