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The pilot of a helicopter has died after it crash-landed on top of a skyscraper in Manhattan.

The helicopter burst into flames on hitting the AXA Equitable Center, but there were no other casualties.

The pilot has been identified as Tim McCormack, a veteran aviator. An investigation is underway.

Eyewitnesses said the building shook with the impact and they were reminded of the plane attacks on the city in September 2001.

Officials quickly ruled out any terrorist element to the crash.

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