Investigation begins into what led to helicopter crash in NYC
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Investigation begins into what led to helicopter crash in NYC

September 19, 2019


MANHATTAN. BRIAN.>>GOOD MORNING. THEY ARE GETTING THEIR FIRST LOOK AT THE CRASH SITE. SOME 750 FEET ABOVE MIDTOWN MANHATTAN AS THEY TRY TO PIECE TOGETHER HOW THIS HAPPENED. PHOTOS OF THE WRECKAGE IT SHOWS THAT THERE IS NOT MUCH LEFT OF THE HELICOPTER. THE FIRE INCINERATING NEARLY THE ENTIRE HELICOPTER EXCEPT FOR A PORTION OF IT STILL. THIS IS WHAT THE PRIVATE HELICOPTER LOOKED LIKE BEFORE. IT WAS AN AGUSTA WITH EIGHT SEATS. A WITNESS, CAPTURING THE VIDEO, WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE CHOPPER FLYING ERRATICALLY MOMENTS BEFORE IT CRASHED. IT WENT DOWN 11 MINUTES AFTER IT TOOK OFF FROM THE HELIPORT. IT WAS HEADING TOWARDS HIS HOME AIRPORT IN LONDON NEW JERSEY, BUT SOMEHOW, IT FLEW IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OVER MIDTOWN MANHATTAN INTO RESTRICTED AIRSPACE LESS THAN A MILE FROM TRUMP TOWER. KILLING THE PILOT. HE WAS FORMER FIRE CHIEF, AND HE HAD 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE OF FLYING HELICOPTERS AND SINGLE ENGINE AIRPLANES. THEY SAID THAT A PLANE CRASHED INTO A BUILDING, TRIGGERING MEMORIES OF 9/11 FOR MANY NEW YORKERS.>>WE FELT THE BUILDING SHAKE, AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, WE SOUGHT DEBRIS FALLING OFF THE SIDE. AND I WAS LIKE I THINK WE NEED TO LEAVE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE ARE NOT IN A GOOD SITUATION. SO WE ALL STARTED TO WALK DOWNSTAIRS. SO WE WALKED DOWN 47 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS.>>THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE

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