Helicopter Crashes Into Roof of Midtown Manhattan High-Rise, FDNY Says

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2019-06-10 14:15:58

A helicopter crashed into the roof of a 54-story office building in midtown Manhattan Monday, fire officials said.

A call about the crash at the AXA Equitable Center on Seventh Avenue and West 49th Street came in shortly before 2 p.m. No other details were immediately available. 

The city issued an emergency notification saying to expect road closures and the presence of emergency personnel at Seventh Avenue and West 51st Street. The NYPD also tweeted the area should be avoided.

Evacuations were reported — at least one person tweeted that he or she felt a building shake — and video posted to social media showed people standing outside in the rain. 

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Commonwealth Partners, which partially owns the building along with CalPERS, hung up when News 4 called for information. The high-rise was built in 1986.



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