The Latest on a Manhattan helicopter crash (all times local):
NEW YORK — The Latest on a Manhattan helicopter crash (all times local):
6:55 p.m.
The pilot who was killed when his helicopter crashed into a New York City skyscraper has been identified.
The real estate company that used the helicopter confirmed Monday that the pilot was Tim McCormack, of Clinton Corners, New York.
American Continental Properties said McCormack had flown for the company for the past five years.
It said in a statement that «our hearts are with his family and friends.»
McCormack was formerly a volunteer fire chief for the East Clinton Fire District.
FAA records said he had been certified in 2004 to fly helicopters and single-engine airplanes.
He was certified as a flight instructor last year.
Authorities have said the helicopter was being used for executive travel.
The helicopter was flying in rain and heavy clouds when it hit AXA Equitable building in midtown Manhattan.
5 p.m.
Photographs show that the helicopter that crashed into a New York City skyscraper was obliterated on impact.
Pictures released by the Fire Department on Monday show piles of burned rubble on the roof of the tower.
Only a few pieces of the wreckage are recognizable as having been parts of an aircraft, including a piece of the tail.
Damage to the building itself appear light.
Federal Aviation Administration records show that the helicopter was an Agusta A109E linked to a real estate company founded by Italian-born investor Daniele Bodini.
The helicopter was flying in rain and heavy clouds when it hit AXA Equitable building in midtown Manhattan.
The pilot was killed. Officials didn’t immediately release his name. They said he was not the helicopter’s owner.
No other people were aboard.

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