The Fire Department of New York said that firefighters were on the scene of the crash.
The helicopter crashed at 787 7th Avenue, the department said.
Nearby buildings were evacuated.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) June 10, 2019
— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) June 10, 2019
MAN 2-ALARM 787 7 AVE, HIGH RISE HELICOPTER CRASH INTO BUILDING,
— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) June 10, 2019
PRELIMINARY UPDATE: There was a helicopter hard landing on the roof of 787 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Fire has been extinguished. Please continue to avoid the area. https://t.co/pBvrbD1MGh
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 10, 2019
Pictures and video footage showed a number of fire engines and police cars in the vicinity as well as smoke rising from the building.
The chopper appeared to have crashed on the roof of the high-rise building.
“There was a helicopter hard landing on the roof of 787 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Fire has been extinguished. Please continue to avoid the area,” the New York Police Department stated.
The crash came as weather in the city appeared to be causing low visibility, with rain and a heavily overcast sky.
787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. We’re 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter & I looked up and saw sheet of flame on roof and then smoke. News reports saying helicopter/small plane crash onto roof which would be consistent with what I heard/saw. pic.twitter.com/swY3ksLskH
— Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) June 10, 2019
HAPPENING NOW: Live coverage as fire officials say a helicopter has crashed into a building in Midtown Manhattan. https://t.co/skDpGVjGS1
— ABC News (@ABC) June 10, 2019
— Ron Allen (@RonAllenNBC) June 10, 2019
— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) June 10, 2019
Weather data indicated that there was a low 600-foot ceiling with two-mile visibility, according to plane expert Jason Rabinowitz.
Initial reports incorrectly described the aircraft that crashed into the building as a plane.
From NTD News