Investigation Continues Into Deadly Helicopter Crash


Many questions remain unanswered after a deadly helicopter crash in Manhattan on Monday.

Pilot Tim McCormack was killed while crash-landing on the roof of a 54-story building on Seventh Avenue and West 51st Street. Just 11 minutes before the crash, the helicopter dropped off a passenger at the 34th Street heliport.

“There is no indication at this time that this was an act of terror and there is no ongoing threat to New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

McCormack may have been returning the helicopter to its base in Linden, New Jersey. But it’s unclear why he was traveling over Midtown at the time of the crash and why McCormack was flying in poor weather. There was heavy rain and dense clouds made for limited visibility.

"As soon as you hear an aircraft hit a building I think my mind goes where every New Yorker's mind goes," Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

McCormack is described as a veteran pilot who was working for American Continental Properties. The NTSB is leading the investigation.

“Big tragedy. There will be a report on what happened and why it happened but a very sad event,” President Donald Trump said.

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