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Old 10-11-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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NEW YORK - A small aircraft crashed into a high-rise on the Upper East Side, setting off a fire and startling New Yorkers, police said. There were conflicting reports on whether the aircraft was a small plane or a helicopter.



Fire Department spokeswoman Emily Rahimi said an aircraft struck struck the 20th floor of a building on East 72nd Street. Witnesses said the crash caused a loud noise, and burning and falling debris was seen. Flames were seen shooting out of the windows. Video from the scene showed at least three apartments in the high rise fully engulfed in flames.

"There'* huge pieces of debris falling," said one witness who refused to give her full name. "There'* so much falling now, I've got to get away."

Whether anyone was injured was not known, and it was unclear if the crash was an act of terrorism.

The address of the building is 524 E. 72nd Street a 50-story condominium tower built in 1986 and located nearby Sotheby'* Auction House. It has 183 apartments, many of which sell for more than $1 million.
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its Cory Lidle,* plane
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oh no...not again...i don't wanna even hear it...
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Why do all these rich guys feel the need to fly their own crappy single engine planes...
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they say he is a "new" pilot
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its Cory Lidle,* plane
Who????
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I saw this headline on my e-mail:
BREAKING: AIRCRAFT CRASHES INTO NY BUILDING

Scared the absolute **** out of me, I was thinking 9/11 all over again, but the reality freaked me out even more. How, after all of this protection and homeland security stuff, is this possible? Our stupid president promised us all of these protections, and right when we needed them, they failed. Way to go, G. Dubya, way to go

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Why do all these rich guys feel the need to fly their own crappy single engine planes...
Not a crappy plane, they were just talking about it, it has it'* own parachute incase of emergencies (the plane has a parachute). It'* a hobby, just like cars, boating, etc. A lot of athletes do hobbies to get away from the media, their sport, etc.

ESPN is saying that Cory Lidle was killed in the accident.

RIP Cory, baseball will miss you.
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Ok I've been watching this since it happened. They ARE NOT confirming that Cory Lidle was on the plane...however they have confirmed it is his plane. The govenor has said that there was a instructor aboard and a another person that only had 75 hours of flying. But they won't release names yet. Granite...the odds are that Cory Lidle was infact on the plane but it'* not yet confirmed.
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