The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a New York City skyscraper was not certified fly in limited visibility, according to the FAA
Tim McCormack, the 58-year-old pilot who died in Monday’s helicopter crash breached flying conditions, and the investigators are still trying to determine why the helicopter was flying over midtown Manhattan.
Agusta A109E helicopter crashed into the 229-meter tall AXA Equitable building in midtown Manhattan on Monday, sparking a fire and forcing office workers to evacuate.
McCormack was the only person in the helicopter and died in the crash.
Those visual flight rules require at least 4.8 kilometers (3 miles) of visibility and that the sky is clear of clouds for daytime flights.
McCormack was a former fire chief from Clinton Corners, New York and had 15 years of experience flying helicopters and single-engine planes. He was also certified as a flight instructor last year, the FAA said.