FAA: Pilot only one on board helicopter that crashed on Manhattan high-rise

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UPDATED 1:21 PM PT — Monday, June 10, 2019

One person is dead in New York after a helicopter made an emergency landing on top of a high rise building.

During a press briefing Monday, officials said the pilot was the only one on board. He died when the aircraft made a “hard landing” on the roof of the 54 story building in midtown Manhattan about two blocks from Times Square.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, and first responder personnel walk near the scene where a helicopter was reported to have crash landed on top of a building in midtown Manhattan, Monday, June 10, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A subsequent fire on the roof of that building has been put out and crews are working to clean up any fuel spills.

Dozens of New York police officers and firefighters responded to the incident. Governor Andrew Cuomo also arrived at the scene to monitor the situation.

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