Additional details of NYC’s helicopter crash

I wrote Wednesday on the curious connections of the helicopter crash on Monday in Midtown Manhattan.

While I am still looking into the law firm Sidley Austin LLP, which has its offices in the building, here are two other parties involved in the crash.

The pilot who died in the crash was Tim McCormack. He took off from an east side heliport 11 minutes prior to the crash. He flew south to head back to Linden, NJ home airport. However when McCormack got to the southern tip of Manhattan he turned north to go up the Hudson River instead of continuing southwest toward the airport.

The privately owned helicopter was owned by Daniele Bodini. Bodini is a longtime New York real estate scion who is heavily involved in the Italian-American community.

He founded a real estate investment company American Continental Properties. Bodini was also the United Nations Ambassador to the Republic of San Marino, a small, independent country in northern Italy, from 2005 to 2016.


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