Helicopter that Crashed into Manhattan Skyscraper Was Flying in Restricted Airspace, Officials Say

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  • Published: 10 June 2019
  • The helicopter that crashed into a New York City skyscraper was flying in heavy rain in airspace that is supposed to be off-limits.

    A flight restriction in effect since President Donald Trump took office bans aircraft from flying below 3,000 feet (914 meters) within a 1-mile radius of Trump Tower, which is just a few blocks from the crash site.

    Fire Department officials say the helicopter pilot died when the craft hit the top of the AXA Equitable building at around 2 p.m.

    There were no other reports of injuries.

    It wasn’t clear why the pilot flew into that part of Manhattan, but authorities called it an emergency landing.

    Trump said in a tweet that he’d been briefed on the crash. He said first responders on the scene did a “phenomenal job.”

    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.

    The New York City Fire Department is responding to a report of a helicopter crash on the roof of a skyscraper in midtown Manhattan.

    The Fire Department said in a tweet Monday that the helicopter appears to have crash landed on the top of the tower, which isn’t far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

    An FDNY spokesman said one person was injured. The crash happened at around 2 p.m.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that a fire began when the aircraft hit but 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.

    The New York City Fire Department is responding to a report of a helicopter crash on the roof of a skyscraper in midtown Manhattan.

    The Fire Department said in a tweet Monday that the helicopter appears to have crash landed on the top of the tower, which isn’t far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

    An FDNY spokesman said one person was injured. The crash happened at around 2 p.m.

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Comments • 691

  • Lusade Devron
    Lusade Devron  1 months back

    AS FAKE AS THE PLANES THAT CRASHED INTO THE WTC ON 911.

    • Rodney Caupp
      Rodney Caupp  1 months back

      This is so much B U L L S H I T ! How do they get so many photography actors to line up "behind" the concerned leaders to take pictures of their backs ? CBS had pictures of the crash site and there was nothing but little bitty pieces of unrecognizable aluminum, as if the chopper was traveling at wel over 900 mph. This is a FAKE ASS NEWS STORY. A Psyop. Our Government is a load of shit for participating in things like this. I hope a helicopter gets them all.

      • Sigrunn Chidester
        Sigrunn Chidester  1 months back

        Major, ??? I don't trust him.

        • Sigrunn Chidester
          Sigrunn Chidester  1 months back

          You want to believe the best. But, I don't trust that Gov for anything. Every time, he opens his mouth I have my doubts. I hope I am wrong on this.

          • joy west
            joy west  1 months back

            I don't believe anything out of these cretins' mouths..

            • Patricia Dileonardo
              Patricia Dileonardo  1 months back

              It has since been published that the pilot´s name was Timothy J. McCormick who lived in Clinton Corners, NY. Also he was a respected Fire Chief with the Clinton Corners (Dutchess County) NY Fire Department. He was a hero. May he Rest In Peace.

              • Love heart McGoyne
                Love heart McGoyne  1 months back

                We’re was the F16s NORAD????

                • Juicy Fruit
                  Juicy Fruit  1 months back

                  How sad and tragic😪

                  • Hugo garcia-jimenez
                    Hugo garcia-jimenez  1 months back

                    Look at the video I. YouTube Fox Making fun of fox shows... the Simpson’s predicted it

                    • GABRIEL BLOCK
                      GABRIEL BLOCK  1 months back

                      I live in Manhattan and watched it all

                      • WeRemodel.com, llc
                        WeRemodel.com, llc  1 months back

                        Condolences to the family of the pilot who did what was necessary to save other lives.

                        • Jake Abbot
                          Jake Abbot  1 months back

                          AXA Equitable??? Maybe this is a jab letting criminal Bond traders know the gig is up and they can get taken out at anytime.

                          • Tony G
                            Tony G  1 months back

                            What you are speaks to me So Loudly, I can't hear a word that you say. This is All BS 😡

                            • Rodney Caupp
                              Rodney Caupp  1 months back

                              Tony, for a story to actually emit an odor, it has to be some realy prime BS. This one stinks to high Heaven, way up high where GOD lives. Boy is he going to be mad.

                          • greed fox
                            greed fox  1 months back

                            Can we have a serious conversation about banning all guns after a tragedy like this?

                            • Mike Hunt
                              Mike Hunt  1 months back

                              The helicopter pilot gave up his life so no one else was injured or killed. It crashed on top. Not into.

                              • Phillip Tomlin
                                Phillip Tomlin  1 months back

                                Nothing to see here move along!!!

                                • Thomas Rogers
                                  Thomas Rogers  1 months back

                                  "sake" my bad. Unfortunate incident. Just saying it would have been a fortunate coincidence had it disrupted sales of Fukushima saki.

                                  • theylovematthew
                                    theylovematthew  1 months back

                                    9/11 pt2

                                    • watchgoose
                                      watchgoose  1 months back

                                      he likely experienced problems and was trying to find a place, ANY place, to set it down.

                                      • JR Rosalez
                                        JR Rosalez  1 months back

                                        I'm sure good ole Goeorgy Boy and the Rats were involved.

                                        • To Be Honest
                                          To Be Honest  1 months back

                                          LOL....Uber announced "Ride-Share" Helicopters for NYC last week! 

                                          FK u Uber..GO AWAY

                                          • Thomas Rogers
                                            Thomas Rogers  1 months back

                                            They sell Saki from Fukushima Japan at Union Square Wines & Spirits ---140 4th Avenue, New York, NY. Fukushima nuclear power plant blew up and spewed radioactive contamination all over the rice paddies there. Was hoping the copter crashed there. I looked it up, but it was a miss. Too bad.

                                            • K DOG
                                              K DOG  1 months back

                                              Terrible :(..but just one note, like this baby murderer cares, give me a break!

                                              • Michael4201
                                                Michael4201  1 months back

                                                anyone think the people of New York got memories of 9/11 cause of this? We're all talking about why and about this crash I don't see anyone talking about how the people of new york are taking this, when I look at this, all I see is 9/11 on a much smaller scale, I don't believe this was a terrorist attack but even though I was only 6 months old when those two planes crashed into the twin towers but when I think of this, all I can think about is 9/11

                                                • KevinProNOW
                                                  KevinProNOW  1 months back

                                                  Of course the LIBERALS will want to BAN helicopters now!

                                                  • Tontobong Ronto
                                                    Tontobong Ronto  1 months back

                                                    Could they just have blown it up on top of the building? Like he landed on the building but crashed ?

                                                    • Roy Gutfinski
                                                      Roy Gutfinski  1 months back

                                                      Listen to crooked de Blasio and his stupid puppets.

                                                      • Alexa Covers
                                                        Alexa Covers  1 months back

                                                        9/11 flashbacks.. anybody

                                                        • Nala Teh Kitty Cat
                                                          Nala Teh Kitty Cat  1 months back

                                                          This is terrible, I even live in NYC! Condolences to the victims' and pilot's families.

                                                          • Chris M
                                                            Chris M  1 months back

                                                            The pilot's last words were heard through the radio, and he said "Death to America."

                                                            • Zeldaplayer 67
                                                              Zeldaplayer 67  1 months back

                                                              If so he's a very inefficient terrorist.

                                                          • Elena Aksamentna
                                                            Elena Aksamentna  1 months back

                                                            I’m a kid and I don’t understand what he’s saying lol

                                                            • PC Gaming Championship Group

                                                              Muslim immigrant

                                                              • Nathaniel Jandinero
                                                                Nathaniel Jandinero  1 months back

                                                                It was about speeches...but the death was sad

                                                                • Voices of History
                                                                  Voices of History  1 months back

                                                                  Did anyone else feel a sickening sense of dread watching smoke billowing out of the top of this building in Manhattan and images of people frantically rushing down 40-50 flights of stairs? It was HAUNTINGLY reminiscent of the WTC attacks on 9/11. Maybe I have PTSD. This scene was very troubling for me and difficult to watch. Seeing all the firefighters and first responders at the scene I kept thinking how many of them were not even on the job 18 years ago in NYC.

                                                                  • aviatortrevor
                                                                    aviatortrevor  1 months back

                                                                    It was a "TFR (temporary flight restriction)" for Trump Tower, which won't exist after Trump leaves office and goes to prison.


                                                                    The explanation for why the pilot was there is simple: the weather was bad. The clouds were low and visibility was low. He didn't know where he was.

                                                                    • Sakeeb Faruque
                                                                      Sakeeb Faruque  1 months back

                                                                      This news is so detailed..... :)

                                                                      • Talesin- God of the Internet

                                                                        please. it was typical crazy ass violent liberal trying to hit Trump Tower

                                                                        • ShaeShae
                                                                          ShaeShae  1 months back

                                                                          ask yourself why would they need a hose when it was already raining

                                                                          • Brieon K
                                                                            Brieon K  1 months back

                                                                            Welp so much for that uber. Helicopter ride

                                                                            • A Teaching Moment
                                                                              A Teaching Moment  1 months back

                                                                              First thing he said was,

                                                                              we had a very strange and troubling incident...

                                                                              Strange would be UFO
                                                                              Accident would be helicopter.

                                                                              It's common for UFOs to fly in fog not helicopters. They wouldn't even get permission too.

                                                                              Those aliens got dizzy after breathing that NY air and crashed.

                                                                              They couldn't find but one? Well, those alien's will be raping and eating New Yorkers tonight.

                                                                              Listen to the news for the next week or so. They are going to have to evacuated that building. I bet you will see so men in black. In fact it was two strange looking men standing behind the speakers. The bald head one and the one standings next to him. Now tell me they don't look like aliens

                                                                              • You Ate All My Beans Niqqa

                                                                                I thought they were gonna yell out"terrorist " did it lol

                                                                                • Dragon Lightgalatic
                                                                                  Dragon Lightgalatic  1 months back

                                                                                  The world is in chaos.

                                                                                  • F And
                                                                                    F And  1 months back

                                                                                    Didn't they watch Deadpool 2?

                                                                                    • Daniel Pearson
                                                                                      Daniel Pearson  1 months back

                                                                                      Ban helicopters as they kill people.

                                                                                      • The Book of Lab
                                                                                        The Book of Lab  1 months back

                                                                                        OMG THE FIRE COMMISIONERS NAME IS DAN FRICKEN *HYDRO* ........WHY IS NOBODY ELSE TALKING ABOUT THIS????????????

                                                                                        • Xenalin
                                                                                          Xenalin  1 months back

                                                                                          You'll be pleased to know there was a firefighter "Lt. Les McBurney". Look it up, was a meme years ago.

                                                                                        • Cody Warburton
                                                                                          Cody Warburton  1 months back

                                                                                          The Book of Lab I knew a demolition guy named Don Capps

                                                                                      • YT_cookiesquad plays roblox Usher

                                                                                        Rip to the pilot

                                                                                        • The Book of Lab
                                                                                          The Book of Lab  1 months back

                                                                                          whos the smart ass cop who put his phone up there so he could get an exclusive recording haha

                                                                                          • THE ANGRY KEKISTANI
                                                                                            THE ANGRY KEKISTANI  1 months back

                                                                                            Propably some Muslim