New York City, NY — A helicopter crashed on the roof of a Midtown building at 787 Seventh Ave., between 51st and 52nd streets on June 10, 2019, at 1:43 PM. The accident occurred in restricted air space while flying in rainy and foggy conditions. The lone pilot was killed.
Tim McCormack was the pilot, and according to news outlets he had 15 years of flying experience in helicopters and single-engine aircraft. McCormack reportedly served as a volunteer fire chief in East Clinton New York with the East Clinton Volunteer Fire Department. McCormack received certified instructor status last year, show Federal Aviation Administration records.
Rescuers from across the city, 100 or more, responded to the crash at the 54 Story tall building.
McCormack radioed before the crash that he was in trouble; sources told CBS2.
City officials and the FAA are looking various aspects of the crash, including why the aircraft was in restricted air space and whether or not the laws should be changed regarding air travel over the highly populated metropolis.
President Trump and other elected officials tweeted about the crash.
This story was found at NewsWorldmedia which provides full details.
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