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FAA says helicopter pilot who crashed on NYC skyscraper shouldn't have been in the air

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Timothy McCormack did not have the required certificate that would have allowed him to legally fly in poor visibility conditions and rely on instruments.
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Helicopter pilot killed in Manhattan crash wasn't certified to fly in bad weather

Helicopter pilot killed in Manhattan crash wasn't certified to fly in bad weather

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The 58-year-old pilot was only certified to fly under regulations known as visual flight rules, which require generally good weather and clear conditions.
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National Transportation Safety Board Launches Investigation Into N.Y.C. Helicopter Crash

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After a helicopter crash landed on a midtown New York City building, killing the pilot, on Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the incident.
Doug Brazy, an NTSB safety investigator, held a media briefing from the crash site on Tuesday. There, he said that the NTSB should have a preliminary report in two weeks as they continue to investigate the site and talk to witnesses.
“Several witnesses have already been interviewed including the passenger on the previous flight, staff at the 34th street helipad with more witness interviews ongoing now...
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Helicopter pilot killed on Manhattan skyscraper radioed a problem, wanted to turn back to heliport

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The pilot of a helicopter who was killed in a crash-landing on a high-rise building in Manhattan had reported a problem and said he wanted to return to the heliport he had taken off from minutes earlier.
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