New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said there were no indications that the fatal Manhattan helicopter crash was an act of terror while speaking to the press in New York City on Monday.
De Blasio, who made the announcement during a presser alongside Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Police Commissioner James O'Neill, added that «there is no ongoing threat to New York City based on all the... Еще information we have right now.»
De Blasio confirmed that one person died in the incident, and that “that person is presumed to be the pilot but we are still waiting for absolute confirmation of that fact.”
«There were no other injuries that we know of at this point in time to anyone in the building or on the ground,» added the New York City mayor.
New York City Police Commissioner O'Neill indicated that the helicopter had been airborne for 11 minutes before it crashed into a 54-story office building on 7th Avenue.
According to the latest reports, the pilot has now been identified as Tim McCormack.
Based on preliminary reports, the helicopter attempted to make a forced emergency landing on the roof of the building.