One dead in helicopter crash on NYC skyscraper - UPDATED

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10 June 2019

The pilot of a helicopter died after it crash landed on top of a skyscraper in Manhattan, APA reports citing BBC.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the 54-storey office building on Seventh Avenue shook from the impact.

Governor Cuomo said the crash sparked a rooftop fire, which was brought under control. Some were evacuated from the tower, but none were hurt.

He said New Yorkers have "a level of PTSD from 9/11" when they hear news of an aircraft crash in Manhattan.

The pilot was the only person aboard the Agusta A109E helicopter, said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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At least one person died as a result of the incident, APA reports. 

A helicopter has crashed into a Midtown Manhattan building on Monday; the incident sparked a fire, according to the New York Fire Department.

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The edifice where the Monday accident took place is located on 7th Avenue between 51st and 52nd streets, APA reports citing local media.

A helicopter has crashed into a Midtown Manhattan building on Monday; the incident sparked a fire, according to the New York Fire Department.

At least one person died as a result of the incident, ABC reported citing a fire official. 

Earlier, the media reported that the aircraft made a hard landing onto the roof of the edifice. 

Governor of New York Andrew Mark Cuomo reacted to the crash saying that "people who were in the building said they felt the building shake." 

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