From what is currently known, a single pilot crashed his Agusta A109E whilst attempting to land on top of a 54-storey building on Seventh Avenue.
Speaking to journalist New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that the crash caused a rooftop fire, and whilst some people were evacuated no one else was harmed. He went onto say that New Yorkers have “a level of PTSD” whenever they hear about an aircraft crashing within the city.
Conditions are said to have been rainy and foggy and according to Governor Cuomo there is currently nothing pointing towards sabotage.
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
We will report more on the story as it develops whoever it doesn’t look like anything other than a tragic accident that just so happened to occur in a city with a logical fear of air crashes.
Nick Ashwell-Rice has worked in aviation and defence journalism since 2014 whilst also maintaining a career outside of the industry. He has been Editor-in-Chief at Talking Aero since its inception