Amateur cell phone video captures smoke from Manhattan high-rise rooftop after helicopter crash-landing
Authorities say the pilot was killed when a helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper; Bill Hemmer reports.
The streets of Midtown Manhattan were filled with fire trucks, police cars and other emergency vehicles Monday afternoon as first responders headed to the area after receiving reports that a helicopter made a “crash landing” on the rooftop of a skyscraper along Seventh Avenue.
At least one person, identified as the pilot, was killed in the crash, the New York City Fire Department said. It does not appear anyone else was on board when the crash occurred at around 2 p.m.