AN AIRCRAFT – believed to be a helicopter, but as of yet unconfirmed – has crashed into a building in Midtown Manhattan, NYPD officials have confirmed.
Emergency crews responded to the incident at 787 Seventh Ave today after witnesses reported hearing a loud bomb.
Smoke was seen billowing from the top of the 54-story building as police ordered the evacuation of several surrounding buildings.
As of yet, other than the pilot, there is no word on any other injuries.
Witnesses reported hearing a loud boom before flames erupted from the roof of the building, which houses the AXA Equitable Center.
It is not clear what kind of aircraft was involved, but initial reports suggest it was a helicopter.
Emergency response teams still remain on the scene and the area has been evacuated.
Politicalite will update as the story develops.