Midtown Manhattan, NY – Update: Pilot Killed in Helicopter Crash Identified
Midtown, Manhattan, NY (June 11, 2019) – The identity of the pilot who was tragically killed in a helicopter crash that occurred on Monday afternoon, June 10th, has been released by authorities. Tim McCormack, of Clinton Corners, took off from the East 34th Street heliport and crash-landed on top of a 51-story building located at 787 Seventh Avenue approximately 11 minutes later, around 2:00 p.m.
The devastating crash resulted in a fire on the roof of the AXA Equitable Center and prompted responses from multiple crews including the FDNY and emergency medical technicians. McCormack, a well-respected volunteer fire chief at the Clinton Fire Department, lost contact with the LGA tower shortly after take-off and attempted a crash landing which resulted in the incident.
At this time, the National Transportation Safety Board has taken charge of the investigation into the cause of this crash.
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We would like to extend our deepest heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Tim McCormack during this devastating time. We maintain our highest hopes for their ability to cope with the unfortunate nature of this tragic accident. Aviation accidents in New York, particularly those involving a helicopter, are fairly uncommon and may understandably leave family members with numerous questions.
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