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BREAKING NEW : Helicopter crashes into Times Square

 

 

 

The wreckage of a chartered Liberty Helicopters helicopter that crashed into the East River is hoisted from the water in New York, U.S., March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The helicopter crashed between Times Square and Central Park

The New York Fire Department and New York Police Department said a helicopter crashed on the roof of 787 7th Ave., a building in midtown Manhattan.

The address is just north of Times Square and just south of Central Park.

  • What happened: A helicopter has crashed on top of a building in Manhattan, the New York City Fire Department tweeted.
  • One dead: At least one person has been killed, according to law enforcement officials.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Fire Department says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper rooftop has died.

The Fire Department says the helicopter crash landed on the top of the tower, which isn’t far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

It does not appear anyone else was on board when the crash occurred at around 2 p.m.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that a fire began when the aircraft hit, but it is under control. Cuomo said it shook the building. He said there are no reports of injuries of people in the tower.