Helicopter crashes into midtown Manhattan roof
- Published: 10 June 2019
- A helicopter crash landed on a midtown Manhattan roof and then caught fire, authorities said. The crash occurred atop 787 Seventh Avenue, a 54-story building located between West 51st and West 52nd streets, at the north end of Times Square.
Known as the Axa Equitable Center, the building has tenants including including BNP Paribas, Citibank and international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Fire trucks and police vehicle swarmed outside the building.
“I saw people running out,” said Laura Esquival, a hostess at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, which is located across the street from the crash scene. “They were escorting everyone out.”