Tragedy struck in New York after a helicopter made an emergency landing on the roof of a Midtown Manhattan office building.
One person has reportedly died after a helicopter made an emergency landing on an office building in New York City on June 10, according to Page Six. The NYPD released a tweet about the tragedy, which happened in Midtown Manhattan on a rainy afternoon.
“PRELIMINARY UPDATE: There was a helicopter hard landing on the roof of 787 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan,” NYPD News tweeted. “Fire has been extinguished. Please continue to avoid the area.”
An earlier tweet stated, “ADVISORY: Please avoid the area of West 51st and 7th Ave due to an ongoing police investigation. Expect an emergency vehicles and traffic in the area. Update to follow.”
Zach Escalante, a computer programmer who works in Manhattan tweeted about the incident. He posted clips of the chaos outside on his Twitter feed. “I was sitting at my desk on the third floor of 787 7th Avenue when I felt an impact to our building, large enough to shake my desk,” he said in a video selfie. “Immediately the fire alarms were pulled and they had us evacuate the building and they have the NYPD and FDNY on the scene. Hopefully everything’s OK.”
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