The wreckage of a helicopter in the middle of Manhattan.
A helicopter was spotted flying in a strange pattern above the NYC skyline.
NEW: Video shows helicopter flying erratically before crashing on the top of a high-rise building in New York City pic.twitter.com/Nd2w39up1Q— BNO News (@BNONews) June 10, 2019
NYFD responded to the scene as smoke billowed from the top of the struck building.
— Cooper Lawrence (@CooperLawrence) June 10, 2019June 10, 2019
One person perished in the crash. Governor Cuomo stated that the accident was not a terrorist act. The pilot, Tim McCormick, was flying in a restricted zone when he radioed for help. The landing on top of a building seemed like a last-ditch effort for survival, as there was no helipad present.
Evacuation in Midtown West. 51st Street and 6th Ave near Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Centre.— Javanni. (@JavanniWaugh) June 10, 2019;
We felt a jolt in our building and shortly after got the instruction to evacuate. #NYC #Evacuation #Midtown pic.twitter.com/lH2YwilqqJ
Those in the building were evacuated.