Helicopter Crashes Trying to Land on Manhattan High Rise

Posted: Jun 10, 2019 2:15 PM
Helicopter Crashes Trying to Land on Manhattan High Rise

Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

UPDATE: President Trump weighs in on the tragedy.

UPDATE: Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted on Monday how the city is justifiably on edge because of the September 11 attacks. 

"If you are a New Yorker, you have a level of PTSD from 9/11," Cuomo said.

UPDATE: The helicopter pilot has been killed in the crash.

Original Post

Police are on the scene after a helicopter reportedly crashed while trying to emergency land on a high-rise building in midtown Manhattan. One person is reported injured.

"There was a helicopter hard landing on the roof of 787 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan," the NYPD said. "Fire has been extinguished. Please continue to avoid the area."

This isn't the first helicopter crash in New York in recent memory. Last month, a pilot landed in the Hudson River. He emerged with a minor hand injury.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated accordingly.

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