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    Pilot Killed in Manhattan Skyscraper Chopper Crash Was 'Beloved' Family Man, 'Respected' Volunteer Fire Chief

    Shouldn't there be some kind of no-fly zone...………...

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...511081461.html
    UPDATE: NTSB Combs Through Deadly Chopper Wreck 54 Stories Above Midtown Manhattan as Many Questions Linger

    The pilot of the helicopter who died when he crash-landed on the roof of a 54-story high-rise in midtown Manhattan Monday, sparking a fire and evacuations in the heart of the city, was a "respected" volunteer fire chief and "beloved" family man, according to relatives and colleagues.
    Tim McCormack was identified as the pilot by a manager at Linden Municipal Airport, a senior official told News 4. He had just dropped off a passenger at the East 34th Street heliport and may have been making his way back to the chopper's base in New Jersey when he crashed onto the AXA Equitable Center on Seventh Avenue and West 51st Street shortly before 2 p.m. Monday.
    He was the only person on board -- and by many accounts, he died trying to save the lives of others.
    Questions Remain Why Chopper Pilot Flew in Bad Weather



    The pilot contacted the helipad just after taking off, according to law enforcement sources, seeing if he could come back after saying he thought he saw a break in the bad weather. NBC 4 New York's Jonathan Dienst reports.(Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019)

    McCormack's brother, Michael, said in a statement: “My brother Tim was a professional pilot with years of experience in private transport as well as being a flight instructor. From my point of view, Tim put other people’s lives first with what happened today by putting the helicopter on the roof of a building, which took great skill, and in my opinion he saved many lives by doing such. It is a true act of heroism.”

    McCormack served as a volunteer fire firefighter with the East Clinton Volunteer Fire Department in Clinton Corners, New York, for more than 25 years, serving as its chief for 10 years. He had two stepdaughters and three grandchildren.
    Trish Minns, one of McCormack's stepdaughters, called him a "truly great man to all those who knew him. He was a devoted father and grandfather, making memories canoeing at the lake, attending school graduations and teaching the kids how to drive a stick shift."
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    There is a no-fly zone, but all bets are off in an emergency.
    Leftists have unquestionably demonstrated their hatred for due process, and Democrats have undeniably obstructed justice for, and thoroughly victim-shamed and smeared, Karen Monahan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    There is a no-fly zone, but all bets are off in an emergency.
    But was this one, or was the guy just lost because of the weather? Why did he take up a helicopter in bad weather anyway...………………...

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    He was coming off of the 34th Street helipad, heading for New Jersey. I don't know whether he got lost or if there were high winds that blew him off course or just exactly why he wound up over midtown. The point that I was getting at was that the area where he ultimately crashed is indeed a no-fly zone, but in the event of an air emergency, the rules say that he can make an emergency landing regardless of a no-fly zone.
    Leftists have unquestionably demonstrated their hatred for due process, and Democrats have undeniably obstructed justice for, and thoroughly victim-shamed and smeared, Karen Monahan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    The point that I was getting at was that the area where he ultimately crashed is indeed a no-fly zone, but in the event of an air emergency, the rules say that he can make an emergency landing regardless of a no-fly zone.
    Chuckles to wonder if they can do that in DC...……………….. or wouldn't even get that far before the jets get mobile and flanking...………….

    hmmmmmm………………. suppose can look it. Wonder if helicopters can take off and land at NAtional Airport.

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