Helicopter Crash-Lands On Top Of Building

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A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a 54-story office building in Midtown Manhattan Monday, sparking a fire and killing the pilot on board, says authorities.

The incident reportedly happened at the AXA Equitable Center on Seventh Avenue and West 51st Street.

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Speaking about the incident to News 4, a senior official said the pilot, Tim McCormack had just dropped off a passenger at the East 34th Steet heliport, and may have been making his way back to the chopper’s base in Linden, New Jersey, when the crash occurred.

A New York City Police Department also confirmed to CBS News that the helicopter crash-landed on the roof but did not go into the building, adding that the weather was foggy and rainy at the time.

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