At least one dead as helicopter crashes into building in midtown Manhattan

At least one dead as helicopter crashes into building in midtown Manhattan
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A helicopter has crashed into a building in Midtown Manhattan in New York.

The Fire Department of New York has confirmed reports of at least one fatality.

The helicopter made a hard landing on the roof of a building at 787, 7th Avenue.

Police confirmed that a fire has since been extinguished and advised people to keep the area clear.

Members of the FDNY are continuing to operate at the scene.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told CBS news:

"The fire department is on scene, they're responding but the preliminary information is that there was a helicopter that made a forced landing, emergency landing, or landed on the roof of the building for one reason or another."

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