The pilot of a helicopter died after it crash-landed on top of a skyscraper in Manhattan, fire officials say.

The incident sparked a rooftop fire, which was quickly extinguished. Some workers were evacuated from the tower, but none were hurt.

The office building close to Times Square shook from the impact, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

New Yorkers, he added, have “a level of PTSD from 9/11” when they hear news of an aircraft crash in Manhattan.

The pilot has been named by local media as Tim McCormack.

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