A helicopter crashed into the roof of the AXA Equitable Center building in New York City around 1:45 p.m. today, according to officials at the New York City Fire Department.
The crash killed the pilot of the helicopter and caused a fire, officials said around 2:45 p.m.
Officials reported that firefighters had extinguished the fire but were still dealing with fuel leaking from the helicopter.
The AXA Equitable Center is at 787 Seventh Ave. in Manhattan, between 51st and 52nd streets.
Officials have evacuated the AXA Equitable Center building, and they temporarily blocked traffic on Seventh Avenue from 42nd Street to 57th Street, to give firefighters and other emergency response teams room to operate.
The AXA Equitable Center Building
The company now known as AXA Equitable built the 51-story building at 787 Seventh Ave. in 1985.