Investigation Begins into Deadly New York City Helicopter Crash

Investigation Begins into Deadly New York City Helicopter Crash

The National Transportation Security Board has begun its investigation into Monday’s deadly helicopter crash in Midtown Manhattan.

A New York congresswoman is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to ban “non-essential” helicopter flights over Manhattan following a crash in the city.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney vowed Monday to hold the agency “accountable” for what happened.

The Manhattan Democrat said she would also consider pursuing legislation if necessary.

Maloney says she doesn’t believe that executive travel or tourist trips would qualify as essential travel.

The proposed ban would only apply to helicopters and not other small aircraft.

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.

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