Helicopter makes unauthorized landing in NYC lot, flies two passengers to NJ
Police and sources confirmed that a helicopter made an unapproved landing on a Brooklyn lot on Thursday, before taking two passengers aboard for a flight to New Jersey.
The NYPD caught wind of the spectacle — and one of the department’s choppers tailed the rogue pilot to Lakewood Township Municipal Airport, police and the sources said.
According to police, the surprise landing took place at around 12:30 p.m. on a lot near Troy Avenue in Crown Heights.
Sources say at least one witness in the neighborhood called 911 to report that the copter was low-flying.
According to sources, the pilot stated that he had permission from his lot owner to land on the property after landing in New Jersey.
Sources said that the incident was reported to Federal Aviation Administration.
The federal agency did in fact not immediately respond to our request for comment.