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Old 10th Jun 2019, 18:18
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NYC helicopter crash 10th June 2019

Twitter buzzing with reports of a helicopter crashing into a high rise building in NYC...

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/10/heli...manhattan.html
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https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...ezm-story.html
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NYC Crash....

News of a helicopter having a hard landing and subsequent fire on top of a high rise building being reported.



https://www.foxnews.com/us/helicopte...-officials-say
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Twitter buzzing with reports of a helicopter crashing into a high rise building in NYC...

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/10/heli...manhattan.html
A hard landing on top of a high-rise in NYC . . .

Hope all are okay.
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 18:39
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More news here, apparently one dead, accident happened on a 54 story building on 7th Ave, Midtown, Manhattan. Looks a bit more than hard landing judging by the smoke at the top of the building.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Manhattan.html
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One of the 'talking heads' on CNN said they don't use rooftop helipads any more in NYC, so one assumes some tech reason for putting it down there.

One fatal reported.
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Top of building are in clouds.
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Only one person was aboard the aircraft when it crashed on the roof of 787 Seventh Avenue at 51st Street at 1:43 p.m, city officials said. That person was reported to have been killed, according to a senior city official.

A police official characterized the incident as a “hard landing.’’
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/n...crash-nyc.html
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i heard that other helicopters werent flying because of the weather.
Cant wait to hear more about this and glad there werent many more casualties.


RIP to the pilot and condolences to his family
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 19:03
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This is claimed to be footage of the "helicopter flying erratically before the crash"

Edit: It's on twitter: For a repost of it by a journalist on twitter search "@MatthewKeysLive" as I can't post a link

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CBS reporting A109E
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 19:43
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That appears to show what might be a recovery from loss of control in cloud. If so, why it went back into cloud again is inexplicable.
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 20:11
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N200BK seen here and a brief FAA statement

https://www.helis.com/database/cn/30625/
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Photos from the rooftop of 787 7th Avenue

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Shy wins the "First to determine the cause of an accident" prize.
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The Instagram account thingswendysees posted (and apparently shot) the previous linked video showing an aircraft diving.

There is also a second video showing a similar aircraft at low level, perhaps having just taken off and climbing into wind and cloud. I can’t determine the order in which the videos were shot.

The videos were posted at about the time the aircraft crashed at approx 13.43hrs



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Old 11th Jun 2019, 01:18
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I was also sent an (unverified) track log showing a departure from E34th and maneuvers that would coincide with one of the videos posted. The log terminates possibly for lack of ADSB or MLAT coverage, but isn't the accident location.

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It wouldn't make sense to climb back up into IMC after a successful recovery from inadvertent IMC, particularly as it shouldn't have been difficult to remain clear of cloud and return to the point of departure. Maybe a technical malfunction with the aircraft resulting in compromised control authority? Even that one is hard to contemplate if there was no radio call to broadcast that fact. Pilot incapacitation is another possibility. Not much left of it to work out what might have gone wrong.
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