Pilot killed in Manhattan helicopter crash was volunteer firefighter

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The pilot who perished in the helicopter crash in Manhattan Monday was a volunteer firefighter in Dutchess County.

The helicopter pilot was 58-year-old Tim McCormack, of Clinton Corners in Dutchess County.

Members of the East Clinton Volunteer Fire Department say they are still processing Monday’s loss of their former chief McCormack.

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McCormack died after the helicopter he was flying crashed on the roof of a 54-story building in midtown Manhattan shortly after 2 p.m.

It was rainy and foggy at the time of the crash, and he was the only person in the helicopter, according to officials.

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McCormack had been a member of the fire department for 25 years, with 10 as chief. 

American flags throughout Clinton Corners are expected to be lowered to honor McCormack.  

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The NTSB is now handling the investigation.

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