Pilot dead when helicopter crashes into Manhattan high-rise

  • Published: 11 June 2019
  • One person was killed when a helicopter crash-landed on a high-rise building in rainy and cloudy New York City on Monday. Police said it appears to be a tragic accident, and not terror related. Jericka Duncan reports.

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Comments • 882

  • Rowdyy
    Rowdyy  6 days back

    I was there. It was a school trip. Everyone was in a panic

    • abvmoose87
      abvmoose87  1 months back

      So what was the cause?

      • SISTIC1
        SISTIC1  2 months back

        If your a Palestinian in Palestine then hearing fireworks may bring shivers of terror down your spine thinking a u.s made bomb will be dropped on your head

        • Lacy Roa
          Lacy Roa  2 months back

          I was there it was scared I was with my group from owyhee and it felt like I was apart 9/11 and get this I was just at the 9/11 museum too 😨

          • If you laugh you sub!
            If you laugh you sub!  2 months back

            Any video of it?

            • Grandmaster Seahorse
              Grandmaster Seahorse  3 months back

              Hey, I’ve seen this one!

              • Ashicorn Playz
                Ashicorn Playz  3 months back

                “Emergency crews rushed in!”
                Me: *sees firefighters waking in...* ;-;
                Here is the time: 0:52 - 0:54

                • Di0guardi
                  Di0guardi  3 months back

                  THAT IS, JUNK™ 😄😄😄

                  • Tom McDonough
                    Tom McDonough  3 months back

                    So except for a 4' long piece, the entire helicopter, blades, engine and all just disappeared? Lol. More fabricated fake news nonsense designed to keep the ignorant masses in constant fear. It's almost as if people enjoy being punked.

                    • Assweed
                      Assweed  3 months back

                      Who has a psn I'm tryna get some friends to play 2k

                    • Manohar Yadav
                      Manohar Yadav  3 months back

                      Prayer for his family

                      • Amanda Lopez
                        Amanda Lopez  3 months back

                        New 9/11

                        • frzstat
                          frzstat  3 months back

                          The reporter sounded astonished there would be water to fight a fire on the roof and upper floors of a high rise building. Is she really that dumb?

                          • Justice Keyes
                            Justice Keyes  3 months back

                            I bet it was a drone flying in that helicopter and it was to test 5G and how well it would work. No people were on board.

                            • UnlistedHacker
                              UnlistedHacker  3 months back

                              9/11 > 7/11

                              • K Quick
                                K Quick  3 months back

                                Fake it never happened.....it’s a hoax People

                                • Jason Gray
                                  Jason Gray  3 months back

                                  June 11 2019 ... 611 .911.

                                  • RNB/HIPHOP EXCLUSIVE
                                    RNB/HIPHOP EXCLUSIVE  3 months back

                                    Where is the video??????? Are they hiding it AGAIN!!!!!?????

                                    • Mike Margraff
                                      Mike Margraff  3 months back

                                      That dude might have been disabled as a helicopter pilot, and then had to go commando and then he crashed, because the system uses the disabled for cheap work.

                                      • Mister TIBS
                                        Mister TIBS  3 months back

                                        Call me Snake.

                                        • John Smith
                                          John Smith  3 months back

                                          Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes...

                                          • richard dudley
                                            richard dudley  3 months back

                                            Pilot did not file a flight plan.
                                            Pilot did not contact LGA twr.
                                            Pilot flew into TFR zone.
                                            Pilot could have taken a train or car 14 miles to Linden airport.
                                            Wreckless and careless.
                                            I have been flying in this class bravo area since 1972.

                                            • Traci Robarchek
                                              Traci Robarchek  3 months back

                                              Weather was a good indicator not to fly that day.

                                              • OriginalAstroTard
                                                OriginalAstroTard  3 months back

                                                But according to Ilhan Omar, 9\11 was "just some people who did something."? So if she's right, why would everyone be afraid it was a terrorist attack and why would Cuomo say that everyone's fear's are the result of PTSD from 9\11. How can that be as that is in direct conflict with Ilhan-The-Ingrates "something happened" event?"

                                                • daffidavit
                                                  daffidavit  3 months back

                                                  As an instrument rated airplane pilot who has been flying since I was age 16 over 50 years who as also been in helicopters along the Hudson River, I too can not understand what happened here. Since a person on the ground was able to video the helicopter, that means the pilot was also able to see the ground before it went into the clouds. The pilot had prior experience and even had a bird blow out his front window a few years ago, but he was competent enough to make an emergency landing and save everybody. He was also a hero firefighter and a voluntary chief of firefighters according to my initial research.
                                                  However, the following is what I do not understand. Why is the video of the "chopper" (I hate that term but I'll use it here because so many people use it) so clear when first observed? Clearly, he was flying under the clouds and had a visual view of the ground after he took off. The video does seem to show some erratic movements before the chopper went into the clouds. Why? Was it from bad weather? Was the pilot having an emergency with his equipment? Was he having a heart attack or some other physical emergency? Please do not listen to the news reporters who argue the pilot did not have a "bad weather" license. It's known as an "instrument rating" and it may not even be relevant to this story because helicopters are given special deviation rules to fly low. Those same rules do not apply to airplanes.
                                                  People, please do not come to any conclusions until the NTSB has at least made some preliminary findings. I'm sure there will be a medical examination to determine his condition just before the crash. In honor of his prior heroism as a firefighter and as an experienced chopper pilot, let's give his family the due respect they deserve during this sad time.
                                                  The answers will come out eventually. There will be other videos from other sources. Let's not let the news people speculate before we have all the facts.
                                                  But I will say this, it appears there was some trouble either mechanically or physically because the chopper did have other alternatives to land. He could have landed in the river or on the beach or somewhere else. Being an experienced pilot, he must have determined the event was so critical that the nearest way to save himself was to land as quickly as possible. To me, that points out that he was experiencing some sort of emergency, whether mechanical or physical. Let's wait. Let's all pray for him and his family.

                                                  • Hallking78
                                                    Hallking78  3 months back

                                                    Was there jet fuel in that helicopter?

                                                    • Wesley Williams
                                                      Wesley Williams  3 months back

                                                      I did this a lot in GTA 4

                                                      • Joshua Allen
                                                        Joshua Allen  3 months back

                                                        It was another white supremacist attack. Legislation needs to be passed to keep us safe.

                                                        • No Face
                                                          No Face  3 months back

                                                          Well I believe this was a set up which failed. You all believe the 911 was a terror attack. No that was the governments plan. Your all brainwashed. 😂

                                                          • Boyd’s Bois
                                                            Boyd’s Bois  3 months back

                                                            It’s a shame that people become fearful of their lives after they hear about aircrafts and buildings.

                                                            • Frosty
                                                              Frosty  3 months back

                                                              It’s everyday that someone dies to a accident, every week a shooting, every month millions lost.

                                                              • Daniel Carlson
                                                                Daniel Carlson  3 months back

                                                                Would you INTENTIONALLY fly a helicopter into IMC?

                                                                • Taco Guy Sean
                                                                  Taco Guy Sean  3 months back

                                                                  R.I.P :'(

                                                                  • Crystal Starr
                                                                    Crystal Starr  3 months back

                                                                    “ no indication that it was an act of terror “ guaranteed if it was a person of color they wouldn’t be saying that.

                                                                    • Ronan Ja
                                                                      Ronan Ja  3 months back

                                                                      Oh ok

                                                                      • Ronan Ja
                                                                        Ronan Ja  3 months back

                                                                        Was it murdered or accident

                                                                        • DarkShark84
                                                                          DarkShark84  3 months back

                                                                          0:30 where did peter griffin come from?

                                                                          • ThatSubieDude
                                                                            ThatSubieDude  3 months back

                                                                            Yeah they may have gotten the water up there but they definitely didn't do it in record time. That helicopter was a burnt heap by the time they got up there. Rip pilot. They didn't even get close to saving him in time. (Might not have been able to anyways)

                                                                            They are lucky the building didn't go up or else they would have had a much harder time.

                                                                            • Fetty Waped Me
                                                                              Fetty Waped Me  3 months back

                                                                              Too bad spider man didn’t help the chopper, what a shame

                                                                              • Rassoul Saliou
                                                                                Rassoul Saliou  3 months back

                                                                                R.I.P to this pilot

                                                                                • lray173
                                                                                  lray173  3 months back

                                                                                  investigate. 20 yrs. exp. flying on a cloudy s... day. what gives?

                                                                                  • GC
                                                                                    GC  3 months back

                                                                                    Rest in peace 😞

                                                                                    • GALACTIC RlG
                                                                                      GALACTIC RlG  3 months back

                                                                                      "HATE TO BUST YOUR BUBBLES"

                                                                                      • John AC
                                                                                        John AC  3 months back

                                                                                        big n fomrst dont that got sum evidence... i think someone triggered or somthing like food or anything... sent me email whats that bot .. u must knew that

                                                                                        • Riddick tonn
                                                                                          Riddick tonn  3 months back

                                                                                          No radio contact? He was obviously suicidal flying like that in bad weather with big buildings around.

                                                                                          • TheKoss11
                                                                                            TheKoss11  3 months back

                                                                                            Why was he flying in that weather?

                                                                                            • Bradley Coresh
                                                                                              Bradley Coresh  3 months back

                                                                                              This feels like 9/11 2.0

                                                                                              • justcubbin
                                                                                                justcubbin  3 months back

                                                                                                Officials quickly determined that it was NOT a terrorist attack because the pilot's wallet with his drivers license intact was found on the street and showed that he was white.