Helicopter Crashes Into Skyscraper in New York

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One person has been confirmed
dead after a helicopter crash
landed into a building in Midtown Manhattan. Emergency crews responded to the incident at 787 Seventh Ave just before 1pm on Monday as smoke was seen from the top of the 54- story building forcing police to order the evacuation of several structures in the area as a
precaution.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said there is no indication that the crash was intentional. ‘If you are a New Yorker you have a level of PTSD from 9/11. As soon as you hear an aircraft hit a a building, my mind goes where the mind of every New Yorker goes ‘ he said.

There does not appear to have
been any significant damage to the building’s structure. The building houses the AXA Equitable Center.
Other tenants include BNP Paribas, Stifel, New Mountain Capital, Sidley Austin LLP, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, UBS, and Citigroup.

No details about the person killed has been released, and no
additional injuries have been
reported at this time.

Hundreds of people who
worked in the building had to
evacuate. 7th Avenue is closed
to traffic and the NYPD advised
people to avoid the area.
President Trump was briefed on
the incident and lauded the
emergency personnel who
responded to the scene.

“Phenomenal job by our GREAT
First Responders who are
currently on the scene,” the
president said in a tweet.

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