The US press reported on Monday the crash of a helicopter on the roof of a 54-story building in Manhattan. The helicopter caught fire as it landed and one person died, said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, dismissing any terrorist assumption.
He stated that the deceased was on board the helicopter, but it was not known how many people the aircraft was carrying.
As usual President Donald Trump left a comment on Twitter, thanking the local relief for their “phenomenal work”. “The Trump administration is ready if you need anything,” he wrote.
According to media reports, the incident took place not far from Times Square and the Trump Tower on a 54-storey tower located on 7th Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets, which houses the US headquarters of French bank BNP Paribas, which was evacuated.
According to the New York Post, the victim is Tim McCormack, a volunteer firefighter who served for 10 years in Clinton County.