Authorities Respond To Helicopter Crash In New York City

NEW YORK (WBZ NewsRadio) — Authorities are responding to a helicopter crash into the roof of a high-rise office building in Manhattan. One fatality has been confirmed.

A tweet from the New York Fire Department said the crash happened at 787 Seventh Avenue just around 2 p.m.

NYC Police said that a helicopter made a hard landing on the roof. The fire has been extinguished. According to FDNY, fuel was leaking from the helicopter.

"There was a helicopter that made a forced landing, emergency landing...There was a fire that happened when the helicopter hit the roof. People in the building said they felt the building shake," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

New York City officials issued an emergency notification asking the public to avoid the area of West 51st and 7th Ave due to the ongoing police investigation. They said to expect emergency vehicles and road closures in the area.

The FAA said they were gathering information about the accident.

No other details was immediately available. 

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