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A helicopter crashed into the top of a skyscraper in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, evoking still raw emotions in a city that was still on edge following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nearly two decades ago. The midtown Manhattan building is located at 787 Seventh Avenue and the crash took place around 2 p.m. EDT.

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CNN reported on live TV that at least one person has died, but there was no immediate indication that it could be terror-related.

BNO News tweeted video footage of what it said showed the helicopter flying “erratically” shortly before it crashed.

According to the Associated Press, the person who died was the helicopter’s pilot and it did not appear that anyone else was on board.

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that a fire began when the aircraft hit, but it is under control,” the AP reported. “Cuomo said it shook the building. He said there are no reports of injuries of people in the tower.”

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About 100 fire and emergency response units were on the scene between 51st and 52nd Streets.

“The helicopter made a hard landing onto the roof of the building, said a fire official,” ABC News reported.

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It was unclear if the weather was a factor, but it’s been steadily raining in the city since late morning.

It was also unclear whether the helicopter was owned by the city or if it was related to tourism.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

Helicopter’s Fiery Crash Into New York City Building Evokes Fears Of Terror was originally published on newsone.com

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