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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:24 PM

Helicopter crashes into roof of Midtown NYC building

Source: New York Daily News

A helicopter crashed into the roof of a Midtown building Monday.

The aircraft crash landed on the roof of the building on 51st St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves. about 1:50 p.m.

A fire broke out immediately after the crash on the roof, which was not equipped with a helicopter landing pad, law enforcement sources said.

There was one person injured in the crash, sources said.

Read more: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-helicopter-crash-midtown-20190610-yrgqgkqmvveibjhzqsqz3unezm-story.html

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Reply Helicopter crashes into roof of Midtown NYC building (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 2019 OP
George II Jun 2019 #1
brooklynite Jun 2019 #2
PJMcK Jun 2019 #3
IcyPeas Jun 2019 #4
MineralMan Jun 2019 #5
DeminPennswoods Jun 2019 #6
brooklynite Jun 2019 #7
DeminPennswoods Jun 2019 #8
brooklynite Jun 2019 #9
DeminPennswoods Jun 2019 #17
brooklynite Jun 2019 #10
Maxheader Jun 2019 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2019 #15
Maxheader Jun 2019 #18
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2019 #19
Maxheader Jun 2019 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2019 #21
Maxheader Jun 2019 #23
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2019 #24
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2019 #25
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2019 #26
Maxheader Jun 2019 #27
MicaelS Jun 2019 #12
brooklynite Jun 2019 #13
MicaelS Jun 2019 #14
3Hotdogs Jun 2019 #16
Crabby Appleton Jun 2019 #22
Major Nikon Jun 2019 #29
customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #28

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:29 PM

1. That's right at Rockefeller Center, not sure which particular building that is.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:35 PM

2. 787 7th Avenue @50th St

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:45 PM

3. I know that building well

My old office was across the street and a lawyer for a client of mine had his offices there. Never liked that guy!

There's a really great, high-end restaurant in that building called Le Bernardin, I think.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:49 PM

4. pilot died according to KTLA news. /nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:55 PM

5. The AXA Equitable Building

I looked at the roof on Google Maps. There is no helipad, so the hard landing almost certainly caused some damage up there.

Banks and other businesses are the tenants, mainly. Nice building, actually.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:25 PM

6. Wall-to-wall breathless coverage on MSNBC

while regular NY'ers are going about their regular business and lives. There's no new news and it's just a shot of fire and police while they are pre-empting a pretty good Judiciary Committee hearing (now on CSPAN 3).

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:29 PM

7. "Regular NY'ers are going about their regular business" are skipping the Hearing as well...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:31 PM

8. They aren't the ones who need to learn what's in

the SCO report. They already know all about Trump.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:37 PM

9. Who "needs to know" and was planning to actually watch?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:36 PM

17. At least part of it would likely have been carried

live by Fox News. Those are the people who would've been watching and, hopefully, learned something. This is what the breathless helicopter emergency landing and crash coverage denied cable news viewers.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:40 PM

10. Police investigating a possible fuel leak risk...

Midtown closed to traffic between 42nd-57th Streets, 6th-8th Avenues.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:50 PM

11. Oh really!? A fuel leak?



No ones started emergency fuel containment?

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:41 PM

15. Well, duh, they probably almost certainly highly likely you can bet on it they've started.


Do you have some inside information that they did NOT start fuel containment? C'mon, 'fess up.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:02 PM

18. Just figured that...


A helicopter crash landing on the top of a skyscraper...was not in the emergency preparedness manual...

Like, duh.

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:57 AM

19. Like, duh, New York City has been hit by aircraft for decades.


Perhaps you forgot about September 11, 2001? NYC hasn't.

Or the crash in 1945? At the Empire State Building.

Or the helicopter crash that killed 5 people.

Yeah, New York City has thought about it and prepared.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:50 PM

20. Doesn't sound like it to me...


Sounds like they've got their heads up their ass...

As usual...Big duh!!

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:24 PM

21. So. You have no facts. Period. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:57 PM

23. About as many as..



you had when you started this childish rant...You any proof the "great newyowk" action readiness team was anything but delinquent in their efforts?

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:13 PM

24. I provided historical facts in this sub-thread. You? Nothing but a baseless slander at NYPD & NYC.nt

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:20 PM

25. Not to forget your slander against the NYFD who would surely be doing the containment. . . nt

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:22 PM

26. It was your slanderous assertion, so ball was in your court.


Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

You were called on your extraordinary claim and supplied ... no evidence.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:45 PM

27. Try free republic...



Their ability to understand a slam and yours are identical.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:40 PM

12. How many large buildings in NYC have helipads? n/t

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:47 PM

13. None

Helicopter landings were banned decades ago after part of a helicopter fell off the Pan Am building

5 Killed in Helicopter Accident on Top of Pan Am Building

On May 16, 1977, a rotor blade broke off a helicopter on the roof of Manhattan’s Pan Am Building after the copter’s landing gear failed, causing it to turn sideways. The blade killed five people.

The New York Times reported: “Whirling like a giant boomerang, the blade struck four people on the roof-top madding pad, killing three instantly, then plunged over the skyscraper’s west parapet. About halfway down the gray tower, the blade crashed into a window and broke in two. One piece of the blade continued to fall, whirling onto Madison Avenue and killing a woman.”

The roof of the Pan Am Building (now the MetLife Building), an 808-foot-tall building situated between Grand Central Terminal and the New York Central Building (Helmsley Building), was used as a helipad from 1965 to 1968, transporting passengers from Midtown to the Pan Am terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport. The helipad was reopened in February 1977, just three months before the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the accident was caused by “metal fatigue,” which caused the landing gear to fail. The Pan Am helipad was shut down following the accident and has not reopened.

https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/may-16-1977-helicopter-accident-on-top-of-pan-am-building-kills-five/

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:51 PM

14. Thanks so much.

I remember the crash now that you posted about it.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:33 PM

16. Didn't Superman save Lois's ass off of one of those building?

I think the Deep State tried to hide it but pictures - or was it videos, leaked out. They were posted by Anonymous.

You don't, nobody fuck with Anonymous.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 04:17 PM

22. This article says he wasn't licensed

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Response to Crabby Appleton (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:49 AM

29. That alone demonstrates very bad decision making

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:09 PM

28. I'm curious

has the name of the pilot been released? Do we know why this pilot was even in the air? Was it a rescue mission, or just a trip to pick up some rich-ass person who figured their time was more valuable than than the lives of who might possibly be endangered because someone HAD to take a helicopter ride?

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