One dead in Manhattan helicopter crash: NY fire dept

Officials say it appears the helicopter attempted a forced emergency landing during rainy weather.

At least one person is dead after a helicopter crashed onto the roof of a building in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, the New York City Fire Department said.

The department said on Twitter that firefighters were on the scene of the crash landing, which took place in rainy weather.

Dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the area around Seventh Avenue between 51st and 52nd streets, a few blocks north of Times Square.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was at the scene soon after the crash, told reporters that it appeared a helicopter attempted a forced emergency landing on the roof.

Cuomo added that there was no indication of “terrorism”, US media reported.

SOURCE: News agencies