Pilot killed in Manhattan helicopter crash was volunteer firefighter
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.
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.
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.
The NTSB is now handling the investigation.