The helicopter pilot killed in New York City this afternoon has been identified as a Firefighter and former chief, and as a “dedicated, highly professional and extremely well trained firefighter,” as well as a skilled pilot.
Chief Tim McCormack died Monday after he made a “crash landing” on the roof of 787 Seventh Avenue in midtown Manhattan around 1400 sparking a massive emergency 3rd alarm response by the FDNY and units from the NYPD.
Chief McCormack had been a member of the East Clinton Volunteer Fire Department in Dutchess County, N.Y., for decades. Dutchess County is about halfway between Albany and New York City. He also served with the LaGrange Fire Department.
Chief McCormack, born in 1961, was with the department for 25 years and served as Chief of department for ten years. He stepped down as chief two years ago but was still an active member of the fire department.
Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
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