A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a New York City skyscraper. Then the building shook

Helicopter crash on top of NYC building kills 1
Helicopter crash on top of NYC building kills 1 01:36
(CNN)Several floors of Midtown Manhattan skyscraper seemed to shake after a helicopter crash-landed on the roof above.
Security started telling people to grab their belongings and evacuate before the alarms began to blare.
Frantic employees squeezed into the stairwell, hurrying down flights, not knowing that the helicopter had crashed on top of their building, sparking a fire and leaving one person dead.
“It took a half hour to get from the 29th floor down to the ground floor. There were just too many people, it was too crowded, and everybody was trying to get off on all the floors at the same time,” Nathan Sutton said, standing outside of 787 Seventh Avenue.
    “You could feel the building shake, and you could actually hear the alarms,” he said.
    New York City police and firefighters arrive at the helicopter crash.
    The pilot, identified as Tim McCormack, died in the crash, law enforcement said.

    ‘You could feel the building shake’

    Morgan Aries was sitting in a chair on the 14th floor when the helicopter crash-landed.
    “We felt a little bit of a tremor,” he told CNN.
    The order to evacuate came minutes later, he recalled.
    “There was a moment in which we all couldn’t get out of the building because we’re all just backlogged in there,” he said.
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the incident brought back memories of the September 11 terror attacks at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
    “If you’re a New Yorker, you have a level of PTSD from 9/11,” Cuomo said. “And I remember that morning all too well. So as soon as you hear an aircraft hit a building, my mind goes where every New Yorker’s mind goes.”
    Some witnesses agreed that the crash brought back memories of the 2001 attack.
    “It was a scary moment. I saw smoke, super crowded. It was chaotic. It was scary. It reminded me of 9/11 and the fear it put in since then,” Nipun Joshi told CNN affiliate WCBS.
    Pedro Rodriguez, a pastry line cook at Le Bernardin, a restaurant inside the building, also shared that sentiment, telling CNN affiliate NY1 that after workers got the order to evacuate he was rattled and immediately thought of the 9/11 attack. “It’s scary when something like this happens,” Rodriguez said.
    787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. We’re 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter& I looked up and saw sheet of flame on roof and then smoke. News reports saying helicopter/small plane crash onto roof which would be consistent with what I heard/saw. pic.twitter.com/swY3ksLskH

    — Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) June 10, 2019

    Lance Koonce said he heard something that sounded like a helicopter flying very low. He saw a sheet of flame and smoke when he looked out the window.

    Fighting the fire

    The helicopter took off from the 34th Street heliport at about 1:32 p.m., NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said, and it crashed on the roof about 11 minutes later.
    Based on interviews the NYPD conducted at the 34th Street heliport on Manhattan’s east side, the pilot was waiting out the weather but for some reason decided it was OK to go, another law enforcement source told CNN.
    The pilot then flew around Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan, up the west side of the island and then, somewhere around the streets in the 40s, started to veer toward midtown Manhattan before ultimately crash landing, the law enforcement source said.
    “It was over pretty quickly, and even the smoke did not last long,” he said.
    New York City firefighters at the scene of the helicopter crash.

    New York City firefighters at the scene of the helicopter crash.
    The first firefighters were on the scene within five minutes, Thomas Richardson, FDNY chief of fire operations told reporters. The FDNY said firefighters climbed to the top of the 54-floor building to put out the three-alarm fire.
    FDNY Lt. Adrienne Walsh, one of the department’s first responders, described the roof scene as “a debris field that was on fire.”
    “So, I immediately got on the radio to let command know what we had on the roof so they, down below, could start sending the appropriate resources up to us on the roof,” she told reporters.
    “Within half an hour we had water on the fire and most of the fire extinguished,” Richardson said.
    At the time of the incident, moderate to heavy rain was falling in the city and visibility at Central Park was down to 1.25 miles. Winds were from the east at 9 mph.
    O’Neill could not say whether the pilot made an emergency call from the Agusta A109E helicopter.
    “That’s part of the investigation, to see if there was any contact made with air traffic control,” he said.

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    A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a New York City skyscraper. Then the building shook

    Helicopter crash on top of NYC building kills 1
    Helicopter crash on top of NYC building kills 1 01:36
    (CNN)Several floors of Midtown Manhattan skyscraper seemed to shake after a helicopter crash-landed on the roof above.
    Security started telling people to grab their belongings and evacuate before the alarms began to blare.
    Frantic employees squeezed into the stairwell, hurrying down flights, not knowing that the helicopter had crashed on top of their building, sparking a fire and leaving one person dead.
    “It took a half hour to get from the 29th floor down to the ground floor. There were just too many people, it was too crowded, and everybody was trying to get off on all the floors at the same time,” Nathan Sutton said, standing outside of 787 Seventh Avenue.
      “You could feel the building shake, and you could actually hear the alarms,” he said.
      New York City police and firefighters arrive at the helicopter crash.
      The pilot, identified as Tim McCormack, died in the crash, law enforcement said.

      ‘You could feel the building shake’

      Morgan Aries was sitting in a chair on the 14th floor when the helicopter crash-landed.
      “We felt a little bit of a tremor,” he told CNN.
      The order to evacuate came minutes later, he recalled.
      “There was a moment in which we all couldn’t get out of the building because we’re all just backlogged in there,” he said.
      New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the incident brought back memories of the September 11 terror attacks at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
      “If you’re a New Yorker, you have a level of PTSD from 9/11,” Cuomo said. “And I remember that morning all too well. So as soon as you hear an aircraft hit a building, my mind goes where every New Yorker’s mind goes.”
      Some witnesses agreed that the crash brought back memories of the 2001 attack.
      “It was a scary moment. I saw smoke, super crowded. It was chaotic. It was scary. It reminded me of 9/11 and the fear it put in since then,” Nipun Joshi told CNN affiliate WCBS.
      Pedro Rodriguez, a pastry line cook at Le Bernardin, a restaurant inside the building, also shared that sentiment, telling CNN affiliate NY1 that after workers got the order to evacuate he was rattled and immediately thought of the 9/11 attack. “It’s scary when something like this happens,” Rodriguez said.
      787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. We’re 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter& I looked up and saw sheet of flame on roof and then smoke. News reports saying helicopter/small plane crash onto roof which would be consistent with what I heard/saw. pic.twitter.com/swY3ksLskH

      — Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) June 10, 2019

      Lance Koonce said he heard something that sounded like a helicopter flying very low. He saw a sheet of flame and smoke when he looked out the window.

      Fighting the fire

      The helicopter took off from the 34th Street heliport at about 1:32 p.m., NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said, and it crashed on the roof about 11 minutes later.
      Based on interviews the NYPD conducted at the 34th Street heliport on Manhattan’s east side, the pilot was waiting out the weather but for some reason decided it was OK to go, another law enforcement source told CNN.
      The pilot then flew around Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan, up the west side of the island and then, somewhere around the streets in the 40s, started to veer toward midtown Manhattan before ultimately crash landing, the law enforcement source said.
      “It was over pretty quickly, and even the smoke did not last long,” he said.
      New York City firefighters at the scene of the helicopter crash.

      New York City firefighters at the scene of the helicopter crash.
      The first firefighters were on the scene within five minutes, Thomas Richardson, FDNY chief of fire operations told reporters. The FDNY said firefighters climbed to the top of the 54-floor building to put out the three-alarm fire.
      FDNY Lt. Adrienne Walsh, one of the department’s first responders, described the roof scene as “a debris field that was on fire.”
      “So, I immediately got on the radio to let command know what we had on the roof so they, down below, could start sending the appropriate resources up to us on the roof,” she told reporters.
      “Within half an hour we had water on the fire and most of the fire extinguished,” Richardson said.
      At the time of the incident, moderate to heavy rain was falling in the city and visibility at Central Park was down to 1.25 miles. Winds were from the east at 9 mph.
      O’Neill could not say whether the pilot made an emergency call from the Agusta A109E helicopter.
      “That’s part of the investigation, to see if there was any contact made with air traffic control,” he said.

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      A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a New York City skyscraper. Then the building shook

      Helicopter crash on top of NYC building kills 1
      Helicopter crash on top of NYC building kills 1 01:36
      (CNN)Several floors of Midtown Manhattan skyscraper seemed to shake after a helicopter crash-landed on the roof above.
      Security started telling people to grab their belongings and evacuate before the alarms began to blare.
      Frantic employees squeezed into the stairwell, hurrying down flights, not knowing that the helicopter had crashed on top of their building, sparking a fire and leaving one person dead.
      “It took a half hour to get from the 29th floor down to the ground floor. There were just too many people, it was too crowded, and everybody was trying to get off on all the floors at the same time,” Nathan Sutton said, standing outside of 787 Seventh Avenue.
        “You could feel the building shake, and you could actually hear the alarms,” he said.
        New York City police and firefighters arrive at the helicopter crash.
        The pilot, identified as Tim McCormack, died in the crash, law enforcement said.

        ‘You could feel the building shake’

        Morgan Aries was sitting in a chair on the 14th floor when the helicopter crash-landed.
        “We felt a little bit of a tremor,” he told CNN.
        The order to evacuate came minutes later, he recalled.
        “There was a moment in which we all couldn’t get out of the building because we’re all just backlogged in there,” he said.
        New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the incident brought back memories of the September 11 terror attacks at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
        “If you’re a New Yorker, you have a level of PTSD from 9/11,” Cuomo said. “And I remember that morning all too well. So as soon as you hear an aircraft hit a building, my mind goes where every New Yorker’s mind goes.”
        Some witnesses agreed that the crash brought back memories of the 2001 attack.
        “It was a scary moment. I saw smoke, super crowded. It was chaotic. It was scary. It reminded me of 9/11 and the fear it put in since then,” Nipun Joshi told CNN affiliate WCBS.
        Pedro Rodriguez, a pastry line cook at Le Bernardin, a restaurant inside the building, also shared that sentiment, telling CNN affiliate NY1 that after workers got the order to evacuate he was rattled and immediately thought of the 9/11 attack. “It’s scary when something like this happens,” Rodriguez said.
        787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. We’re 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter& I looked up and saw sheet of flame on roof and then smoke. News reports saying helicopter/small plane crash onto roof which would be consistent with what I heard/saw. pic.twitter.com/swY3ksLskH

        — Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) June 10, 2019

        Lance Koonce said he heard something that sounded like a helicopter flying very low. He saw a sheet of flame and smoke when he looked out the window.

        Fighting the fire

        The helicopter took off from the 34th Street heliport at about 1:32 p.m., NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said, and it crashed on the roof about 11 minutes later.
        Based on interviews the NYPD conducted at the 34th Street heliport on Manhattan’s east side, the pilot was waiting out the weather but for some reason decided it was OK to go, another law enforcement source told CNN.
        The pilot then flew around Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan, up the west side of the island and then, somewhere around the streets in the 40s, started to veer toward midtown Manhattan before ultimately crash landing, the law enforcement source said.
        “It was over pretty quickly, and even the smoke did not last long,” he said.
        New York City firefighters at the scene of the helicopter crash.

        New York City firefighters at the scene of the helicopter crash.
        The first firefighters were on the scene within five minutes, Thomas Richardson, FDNY chief of fire operations told reporters. The FDNY said firefighters climbed to the top of the 54-floor building to put out the three-alarm fire.
        FDNY Lt. Adrienne Walsh, one of the department’s first responders, described the roof scene as “a debris field that was on fire.”
        “So, I immediately got on the radio to let command know what we had on the roof so they, down below, could start sending the appropriate resources up to us on the roof,” she told reporters.
        “Within half an hour we had water on the fire and most of the fire extinguished,” Richardson said.
        At the time of the incident, moderate to heavy rain was falling in the city and visibility at Central Park was down to 1.25 miles. Winds were from the east at 9 mph.
        O’Neill could not say whether the pilot made an emergency call from the Agusta A109E helicopter.
        “That’s part of the investigation, to see if there was any contact made with air traffic control,” he said.

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        A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a New York City skyscraper. Then the building shook

        Helicopter crash on top of NYC building kills 1
        Helicopter crash on top of NYC building kills 1 01:36
        (CNN)Several floors of Midtown Manhattan skyscraper seemed to shake after a helicopter crash-landed on the roof above.
        Security started telling people to grab their belongings and evacuate before the alarms began to blare.
        Frantic employees squeezed into the stairwell, hurrying down flights, not knowing that the helicopter had crashed on top of their building, sparking a fire and leaving one person dead.
        “It took a half hour to get from the 29th floor down to the ground floor. There were just too many people, it was too crowded, and everybody was trying to get off on all the floors at the same time,” Nathan Sutton said, standing outside of 787 Seventh Avenue.
          “You could feel the building shake, and you could actually hear the alarms,” he said.
          New York City police and firefighters arrive at the helicopter crash.
          The pilot, identified as Tim McCormack, died in the crash, law enforcement said.

          ‘You could feel the building shake’

          Morgan Aries was sitting in a chair on the 14th floor when the helicopter crash-landed.
          “We felt a little bit of a tremor,” he told CNN.
          The order to evacuate came minutes later, he recalled.
          “There was a moment in which we all couldn’t get out of the building because we’re all just backlogged in there,” he said.
          New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the incident brought back memories of the September 11 terror attacks at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
          “If you’re a New Yorker, you have a level of PTSD from 9/11,” Cuomo said. “And I remember that morning all too well. So as soon as you hear an aircraft hit a building, my mind goes where every New Yorker’s mind goes.”
          Some witnesses agreed that the crash brought back memories of the 2001 attack.
          “It was a scary moment. I saw smoke, super crowded. It was chaotic. It was scary. It reminded me of 9/11 and the fear it put in since then,” Nipun Joshi told CNN affiliate WCBS.
          Pedro Rodriguez, a pastry line cook at Le Bernardin, a restaurant inside the building, also shared that sentiment, telling CNN affiliate NY1 that after workers got the order to evacuate he was rattled and immediately thought of the 9/11 attack. “It’s scary when something like this happens,” Rodriguez said.
          787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. We’re 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter& I looked up and saw sheet of flame on roof and then smoke. News reports saying helicopter/small plane crash onto roof which would be consistent with what I heard/saw. pic.twitter.com/swY3ksLskH

          — Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) June 10, 2019

          Lance Koonce said he heard something that sounded like a helicopter flying very low. He saw a sheet of flame and smoke when he looked out the window.

          Fighting the fire

          The helicopter took off from the 34th Street heliport at about 1:32 p.m., NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said, and it crashed on the roof about 11 minutes later.
          Based on interviews the NYPD conducted at the 34th Street heliport on Manhattan’s east side, the pilot was waiting out the weather but for some reason decided it was OK to go, another law enforcement source told CNN.
          The pilot then flew around Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan, up the west side of the island and then, somewhere around the streets in the 40s, started to veer toward midtown Manhattan before ultimately crash landing, the law enforcement source said.
          “It was over pretty quickly, and even the smoke did not last long,” he said.
          New York City firefighters at the scene of the helicopter crash.

          New York City firefighters at the scene of the helicopter crash.
          The first firefighters were on the scene within five minutes, Thomas Richardson, FDNY chief of fire operations told reporters. The FDNY said firefighters climbed to the top of the 54-floor building to put out the three-alarm fire.
          FDNY Lt. Adrienne Walsh, one of the department’s first responders, described the roof scene as “a debris field that was on fire.”
          “So, I immediately got on the radio to let command know what we had on the roof so they, down below, could start sending the appropriate resources up to us on the roof,” she told reporters.
          “Within half an hour we had water on the fire and most of the fire extinguished,” Richardson said.
          At the time of the incident, moderate to heavy rain was falling in the city and visibility at Central Park was down to 1.25 miles. Winds were from the east at 9 mph.
          O’Neill could not say whether the pilot made an emergency call from the Agusta A109E helicopter.
          “That’s part of the investigation, to see if there was any contact made with air traffic control,” he said.

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          A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a New York City skyscraper. Then the building shook

          Helicopter crash on top of NYC building kills 1
          Helicopter crash on top of NYC building kills 1 01:36
          (CNN)Several floors of Midtown Manhattan skyscraper seemed to shake after a helicopter crash-landed on the roof above.
          Security started telling people to grab their belongings and evacuate before the alarms began to blare.
          Frantic employees squeezed into the stairwell, hurrying down flights, not knowing that the helicopter had crashed on top of their building, sparking a fire and leaving one person dead.
          “It took a half hour to get from the 29th floor down to the ground floor. There were just too many people, it was too crowded, and everybody was trying to get off on all the floors at the same time,” Nathan Sutton said, standing outside of 787 Seventh Avenue.
            “You could feel the building shake, and you could actually hear the alarms,” he said.
            New York City police and firefighters arrive at the helicopter crash.
            The pilot, identified as Tim McCormack, died in the crash, law enforcement said.

            ‘You could feel the building shake’

            Morgan Aries was sitting in a chair on the 14th floor when the helicopter crash-landed.
            “We felt a little bit of a tremor,” he told CNN.
            The order to evacuate came minutes later, he recalled.
            “There was a moment in which we all couldn’t get out of the building because we’re all just backlogged in there,” he said.
            New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the incident brought back memories of the September 11 terror attacks at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
            “If you’re a New Yorker, you have a level of PTSD from 9/11,” Cuomo said. “And I remember that morning all too well. So as soon as you hear an aircraft hit a building, my mind goes where every New Yorker’s mind goes.”
            Some witnesses agreed that the crash brought back memories of the 2001 attack.
            “It was a scary moment. I saw smoke, super crowded. It was chaotic. It was scary. It reminded me of 9/11 and the fear it put in since then,” Nipun Joshi told CNN affiliate WCBS.
            Pedro Rodriguez, a pastry line cook at Le Bernardin, a restaurant inside the building, also shared that sentiment, telling CNN affiliate NY1 that after workers got the order to evacuate he was rattled and immediately thought of the 9/11 attack. “It’s scary when something like this happens,” Rodriguez said.
            787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. We’re 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter& I looked up and saw sheet of flame on roof and then smoke. News reports saying helicopter/small plane crash onto roof which would be consistent with what I heard/saw. pic.twitter.com/swY3ksLskH

            — Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) June 10, 2019

            Lance Koonce said he heard something that sounded like a helicopter flying very low. He saw a sheet of flame and smoke when he looked out the window.

            Fighting the fire

            The helicopter took off from the 34th Street heliport at about 1:32 p.m., NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said, and it crashed on the roof about 11 minutes later.
            Based on interviews the NYPD conducted at the 34th Street heliport on Manhattan’s east side, the pilot was waiting out the weather but for some reason decided it was OK to go, another law enforcement source told CNN.
            The pilot then flew around Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan, up the west side of the island and then, somewhere around the streets in the 40s, started to veer toward midtown Manhattan before ultimately crash landing, the law enforcement source said.
            “It was over pretty quickly, and even the smoke did not last long,” he said.
            New York City firefighters at the scene of the helicopter crash.

            New York City firefighters at the scene of the helicopter crash.
            The first firefighters were on the scene within five minutes, Thomas Richardson, FDNY chief of fire operations told reporters. The FDNY said firefighters climbed to the top of the 54-floor building to put out the three-alarm fire.
            FDNY Lt. Adrienne Walsh, one of the department’s first responders, described the roof scene as “a debris field that was on fire.”
            “So, I immediately got on the radio to let command know what we had on the roof so they, down below, could start sending the appropriate resources up to us on the roof,” she told reporters.
            “Within half an hour we had water on the fire and most of the fire extinguished,” Richardson said.
            At the time of the incident, moderate to heavy rain was falling in the city and visibility at Central Park was down to 1.25 miles. Winds were from the east at 9 mph.
            O’Neill could not say whether the pilot made an emergency call from the Agusta A109E helicopter.
            “That’s part of the investigation, to see if there was any contact made with air traffic control,” he said.

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