Pilot dead in NYC helicopter crash, FDNY says

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Fire Department says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper rooftop has died.

The Fire Department says the helicopter crash landed on the top of the tower, which isn't far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

It does not appear anyone else was on board when the crash occurred at around 2 p.m.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that a fire began when the aircraft hit, but it is under control. Cuomo said it shook the building. He said there are no reports of injuries of people in the tower.

It was not immediately known what type of helicopter was involved.

Videos posted by onlookers showed emergency vehicles in the street, but no obvious damage to the skyscraper.

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NEW YORK, USA - MARCH 12: New York Fire Department boat conducts a search and rescue operation after a helicopter crashed into New York City's East River on Sunday evening that left five people dead, in New York, United States on March 12, 2018. (Photo by Michael Potash/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - MARCH 12: New York cost guard boats conduct a search and rescue operation after a helicopter crashed into New York City's East River on Sunday evening that left five people dead, in New York, United States on March 12, 2018. (Photo by Michael Potash/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Emergency first responders attend a call after a helicopter crashed in the East River on March 11, 2018 in New York City. According to reports at least two people were killed. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: NYPD officers remove the bodies from the scene of a helicopter crash in the East River on March 11, 2018 in New York City. According to reports, two people died another three people are in critical condition. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Emergency responders work at the scene of a helicopter crash in the East River March 11, 2018 in New York City. Five people have died after the helicopter crashed and flipped upside down in the water. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Emergency first responders attend a call after a helicopter crashed in the East River on March 11, 2018 in New York City. According to reports at least two people were killed. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - MARCH 12: New York cost guard boats conduct a search and rescue operation after a helicopter crashed into New York City's East River on Sunday evening that left five people dead, in New York, United States on March 12, 2018. (Photo by Michael Potash/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) investigators arrive at the scene of the wreckage of a chartered Liberty Helicopters helicopter that crashed into the East River as it sits submerged under yellow flotation devices in New York, U.S., March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) investigators arrive at the scene of the wreckage of a chartered Liberty Helicopters helicopter that crashed into the East River and submerged under yellow flotation devices, in New York, U.S., March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) investigators arrive at the scene of the wreckage of a chartered Liberty Helicopters helicopter that crashed into the East River and submerged under yellow flotation devices, in New York, U.S., March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Yellow flotation devices mark the area where wreckage of a chartered Liberty Helicopters helicopter, that crashed into the East River is submerged, in New York, U.S., March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Yellow flotation devices mark the area where wreckage of a chartered Liberty Helicopters helicopter, that crashed into the East River is submerged, in New York, U.S., March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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