Copter takes off, crashes into New York building

By DG Staff

New York City

No indication crash is terror related: NYC Mayor

NEW YORK 11 June 2019: A helicopter crashed into a New York City building. However, Mayor Bill de Blasio said there is no indication that yesterday’s helicopter crash is terror related.

The helicopter was only in the air for 11 minutes, officials said.

“At approximately 1:32 this afternoon, the helicopter took off at the 34th Street heliport and about 11 minutes later crashed across the street from where we are now,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said at a news conference, said Wam.

Quoted by CNN, O’Neill said the first 911 calls came in at 1:43 p.m. ET and reported a crash and a fire on top of a 54-story office building on 7th Avenue.

Officials said several agencies are working together to figure out why the helicopter was in the area, and what went wrong.

New York authorities have identified the pilot who died in Monday’s helicopter crash.

“We have him preliminary identified, but it’s not confirmed yet. Plus we’re looking out for his family too,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said.

Asked if the pilot made a stress call from the helicopter, O’Neill said, “That’s part of the investigation – to see if there was any contact made with air traffic control.”