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FAA officials say the helicopter pilot who died after crashing on top of a New York City skyscraper should not have been flying

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  • Pilot Timothy McCormack died after crashing a helicopter on top of a New York City skyscraper on Monday. He was the only person on board.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration told NBC News and The Hill on Tuesday that McCormack was not licensed to fly in the limited-visibility conditions present in the New York-area Monday.
  • The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the fatal crash.
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The pilot who died after crashing a helicopter on top of a New York City skyscraper on Monday should not have been flying, Federal Aviation Administration officials said.

The FAA told NBC News and The Hill in a statement on Tuesday that Timothy McCormack was not licensed to fly in the low-visibility conditions that clouded the Manhattan area on Monday.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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