A vacant lot in the center of Brooklyn immediately got here alive Thursday with the arrival of an surprising customer from the sky.
The shock touchdown of a helicopter in a Crown Heights lot shocked neighbors and triggered a police pursuit to an airfield in New Jersey.
“I’ve seen a lot of crazy things in Crown Heights, I haven’t seen a helicopter until yesterday,” Shantel Morris stated.
Morris whipped out her cellphone and began recording the helicopter touchdown from her residence window Thursday afternoon as the thunderous arrival of the plane despatched a shock by means of the neighborhood.
“The pilot came out, there was a couple in there, he let the couple out. They just casually walked on by and went about their day. The pilot hopped right back in and after about a minute or so it just floats up and flies away again,” Morris stated.
The Robinson R-66 helicopter landed in the lot at the nook of Troy Avenue and Carol Road in the center of the afternoon. It is register to an LLC with a Delaware tackle.
Ezriel lives on the different facet of the lot, which he says has been empty for years. He is a pilot himself, and says the chopper landed twice in a span of quarter-hour.
At first he thought it is perhaps an emergency touchdown, and stated he was extra impressed than involved.
“It’s a very steep descent. Then he had to do a full power takeoff in between buildings like that, he has to be a good pilot,” he stated.
NYPD members of the Aviation Unit adopted the plane right down to Lakewood Airport in New Jersey after receiving a number of calls. Video from The Lakewood Scoop captured the second the NYPD crew landed and approached the different helicopter.
Police inform Information 4 they recognized the pilot and notified the FAA, which is trying into the incident.