Michael R. Sisak Associated Press Published 2:37 PM EDT Jun 25, 2019 New York – The pilot killed this month when his helicopter hit the roof of a New York City skyscraper in rain and fog said before lifting off from a Manhattan heliport that radar showed a “20-minute window to make it out,” according to an investigative report released Tuesday. Pilot Tim McCormack flew south above the East River for five-to-seven minutes, heading for the helicopter’s home airport in Linden, New Jersey, before radioing that he wanted to return to the heliport but “did not know where he was,” the National Transportation Safety Board report said. McCormack, 58, was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. The helicopter moved erratically during the 11-minute flight, changing course and altitude several times before making a sweeping turn and flying to within 500 feet of the midtown Manhattan heliport, … [Read more...] about Pilot killed in NYC crash saw ‘window’ to fly in bad weather
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This photo released by the New York City Fire Department shows damage caused by a helicopter crash, south of Central Park in New York on Monday, June 10, 2019. The crash that killed the pilot and took place near Times Square and Trump Tower shook the 750-foot (229-meter) AXA Equitable building sparked a fire and forced office workers to flee on elevators and down stairs, witnesses and officials said. (FDNY via AP)Law enforcement personnel work on the roof of the AXA Equitable building, center, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in New York. A helicopter crashed Monday on the roof of the rain-shrouded Manhattan skyscraper, killing the pilot, Tim McCormack, of Clinton Corners, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)This photo released by the New York City Fire Department shows damage caused by a helicopter crash, south of Central Park in New York on Monday, June 10, 2019. The crash that killed the pilot and took place near Times Square and Trump Tower shook the 750-foot (229-meter) AXA Equitable building … [Read more...] about Pilot killed in NYC crash not certified to fly in bad weather
What if we told you that you could make a living off standing in line for strangers? Well, you can. Within New York City lies this under-the-radar professional line-waiting team, Same Ole Line Dudes, LLC.Meet professional line-sitter, Robert Samuel. What is line-sitting you might ask? It is the act of sitting or standing in long lines for people who don't have the time or simply don't want to.The idea came to Samuel when found himself unemployed in 2012 around the same time the iPhone 5 was released. Samuel knew there'd be a ton of buzz about the new device, so posted an ad on Craigslist to wait in line for someone looking to have one as soon as possible. Although the customer ended up buying the new phone online, Samuel still received the $325 he was promised for the 15 long hours he had waited in line.Little did he know that this would not the last line he faced in his life.Same Ole Line Dudes was born and it is no longer just one dude, … [Read more...] about These are professional line waiters in New York City
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By Brian K. Sullivan Bloomberg Tues., Feb. 12, 2019 A winter storm sweeping across the eastern U.S. and Canada has grounded more than 1,500 flights, caused traffic woes and promises to leave New York City with a slushy, icy mess throughout Tuesday. New York may get as much as 4 inches of snow before temperatures top 32 degrees Fahrenheit later Tuesday, leaving sleet and then rain to end the day, said Dan Petersen, a senior branch forecaster at the U.S. Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. Boston may get 5 inches of snow. “Temperatures will get into the 30s today, and it will change to rain,” Petersen said. “There will be sunshine tomorrow and a warmer forecast with a high of 44 degrees in New York. Not too bad for the middle of February.” The storm hasn’t had a major impact on schools , trains and government offices yet, while across the U.S., 1,593 flights were cancelled, with New York’s LaGuardia scrapping more … [Read more...] about New York faces slushy mess as storm grounds hundreds of flights