The helicopter pilot, Tim McCormack, worked for the helicopter’s owner, Daniele Bodini
The pilot took off from the 34th Street heliport on the east side of Manhattan and was heading to Linden, New Jersey, officials said.
The hard landing occurred inside an area of Manhattan with flight restrictions that require aircraft to get permission from air traffic control to enter. Many flights originating from the 34th Street heliport do get such permission, but FAA officials told ABC News that air traffic control did not handle this flight.
Cuomo said investigators were looking into why the chopper – registered to N200BK INC in New York – was flying in the restricted airspace and if it had permission to do so.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration’s airmen records, his full name is Timothy Jude McCormack and he is from Clinton Corners, New York. (What a coincidence!)
The New York Times reported that McCormack was identified by Paul Dudley, the manager of the airport where the helicopter was based. He revealed that “McCormack worked for the helicopter’s owner, Daniele Bodini, who he said commuted to the city from upstate New York.”
Gordon Caplan, the current Co-Chairman the powerful global law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP—that is the law firm long overseen by the close personal friend and adviser to Hillary Clinton named Susan Thomases—who self described her role during the 1992 campaign to elect President Bill Clinton "as akin to that of an enforcer”, and afterwards was called “the Clinton administration's King Kong Kibitzer”—with today her and her law firm being known as the “alleged kingpin of the Hillary network