(UPDATED) Retired NYPD Officer Killed in Helicopter Crash
A helicopter crashed at the intersection of Quaker Bridge Road and Route 1 shortly after noon on Saturday.
A Staten Island man was killed on Saturday afternoon after the helicopter he was piloting crashed in cornfields on the Cyanamid property along Quaker Bridge Road near Route 1 shortly after noon.
West Windsor police have identified the victim as Michael Scarfia, 65, a retired New York City police officer.
"Scarfia dedicated his life to the city of New York as a police officer and by diverting his failing helicopter into the cornfield and away from crowded shopping malls, he again showed his bravery and dedication to others," West Windsor Police Lt. Robert Garofalo wrote in a release.