Lawmaker: NYC needs more limits on helicopters

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York congresswoman is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to ban "non-essential" helicopter flights over Manhattan following a crash in the city.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney vowed Monday to hold the agency "accountable" for what happened.

The Manhattan Democrat said she would also consider pursuing legislation if necessary.

Maloney says she doesn't believe that executive travel or tourist trips would qualify as essential travel.

The proposed ban would only apply to helicopters and not other small aircraft.

The real estate company that used the helicopter confirmed Monday that the pilot was Tim McCormack, of Clinton Corners, New York.

The helicopter was flying in rain and heavy clouds when it hit AXA Equitable building in midtown Manhattan.

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