Update: One dead after helicopter crash lands on roof of Midtown Manhattan building

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NEW YORK CITY (ABC News) – One person is dead after a helicopter crashed onto the roof of Midtown Manhattan building.

The crash sparked a fire that has since been extinguished, but according to police one person has died.

According to a senior FAA official, there’s no indication of terrorism.

We will continue to follow this story and update it as information becomes available.

Original Story

NEW YORK CITY (ABC News) — A helicopter crashed onto the roof of a Midtown Manhattan building in a hard landing on Monday, sparking a fire, according to a New York Fire Department official.

The fire has since been extinguished, the New York Police Department said.

“People who were in the building said they felt the building shake,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters.

“There may have been casualties involved,” he added.

The building is located on 7th Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets, according to the New York City Fire Department.

Additional details were not immediately available.

This is a developing story and information will be updated as it becomes available.

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(This story was originally published on June 10, 2019)

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