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Plane Crash in NYC

Aircraft crashes into Manhattan high-rise

NEW YORK (CNN) – An aircraft has crashed into the middle of a brick luxury high-rise residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 72nd Street and York Avenue, police officials said.

The building is very close to the East River. There was no word on casualties as firefighters battled the flames that shot up from several windows in the middle of the building. The Federal Aviation Administration has said a “general aviation” aircraft had hit the building.

A North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) spokesperson, which monitors air traffic, told CNN that it had not been tracking the aircraft.

Witness Sarah Steiner told CNN that fires were burning on the ground. “It looks like the plane just flew into someone’s living room there.” (Watch the orange flames ravage the apartment – 1:50)

“It looks as if the aircraft didn’t go into the building but fell down,” she said. “It may be part of the debris burning on the ground.”

Steiner said that when she arrived, she saw fire shooting out of two windows on the 30th floor of the 50-story building.

Video from the scene shows at least three apartments in the high-rise fully engulfed in flames.

[quote]PGA200X wrote:
Aircraft crashes into Manhattan high-rise

NEW YORK (CNN) – An aircraft has crashed into the middle of a brick luxury high-rise residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 72nd Street and York Avenue, police officials said.

The building is very close to the East River. There was no word on casualties as firefighters battled the flames that shot up from several windows in the middle of the building. The Federal Aviation Administration has said a “general aviation” aircraft had hit the building.

A North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) spokesperson, which monitors air traffic, told CNN that it had not been tracking the aircraft.

Witness Sarah Steiner told CNN that fires were burning on the ground. “It looks like the plane just flew into someone’s living room there.” (Watch the orange flames ravage the apartment – 1:50)

“It looks as if the aircraft didn’t go into the building but fell down,” she said. “It may be part of the debris burning on the ground.”

Steiner said that when she arrived, she saw fire shooting out of two windows on the 30th floor of the 50-story building.

Video from the scene shows at least three apartments in the high-rise fully engulfed in flames. [/quote]

Plane registered to Yankees pitcher Corey Lidle. He was apparentley on board.

I was on 135th street when that occurred, I didn’t see any reason to check it out (never got why people did that).

[quote]TJN713 wrote:
PGA200X wrote:
Aircraft crashes into Manhattan high-rise

NEW YORK (CNN) – An aircraft has crashed into the middle of a brick luxury high-rise residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 72nd Street and York Avenue, police officials said.

The building is very close to the East River. There was no word on casualties as firefighters battled the flames that shot up from several windows in the middle of the building. The Federal Aviation Administration has said a “general aviation” aircraft had hit the building.

A North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) spokesperson, which monitors air traffic, told CNN that it had not been tracking the aircraft.

Witness Sarah Steiner told CNN that fires were burning on the ground. “It looks like the plane just flew into someone’s living room there.” (Watch the orange flames ravage the apartment – 1:50)

“It looks as if the aircraft didn’t go into the building but fell down,” she said. “It may be part of the debris burning on the ground.”

Steiner said that when she arrived, she saw fire shooting out of two windows on the 30th floor of the 50-story building.

Video from the scene shows at least three apartments in the high-rise fully engulfed in flames.

Plane registered to Yankees pitcher Corey Lidle. He was apparentley on board.[/quote]

As of a report 9 min ago, he was the pilot of record.

It was a tense 30 minutes or so before. It started off exactly how 9/11 did. There was a small blurb about a plane hitting abuilding in NYC. Thats exactly how CNN was on that day. I looked at the calendar and it said October 11. I definitely paused for a moment.

This news just in, frightening emegency call taped just before crash.

HELP WE GOT MOTHERFUCKIN SNAKES ON THE MOTHERFUCKIN PLANE MOTHERFUCKER!!!

I was nervous as hell when I saw the headline on CNN with no real info.

It is a shame about Lidle and his passenger but thankfully it is not worse.

[quote]Phatshady912 wrote:
This news just in, frightening emegency call taped just before crash.

HELP WE GOT MOTHERFUCKIN SNAKES ON THE MOTHERFUCKIN PLANE MOTHERFUCKER!!!

[/quote]

Like we havent heard that one before…

man, ive got a sick sense of humor, and even i cringed when i read that.

If Bush were to get on TV and declare war on the Yankees over this he could probably boost his poll numbers a bit. Steinbrenner would probably be a hell of a lot easier to catch than Bin Laden and almost as satisfying.

[quote]Phatshady912 wrote:
This news just in, frightening emegency call taped just before crash.

HELP WE GOT MOTHERFUCKIN SNAKES ON THE MOTHERFUCKIN PLANE MOTHERFUCKER!!!

[/quote]

MOTHERFUCKIN… COOOOOOOOOOOLD!!!

[quote]etaco wrote:
If Bush were to get on TV and declare war on the Yankees over this he could probably boost his poll numbers a bit. Steinbrenner would probably be a hell of a lot easier to catch than Bin Laden and almost as satisfying.[/quote]

priceless

[quote]etaco wrote:
If Bush were to get on TV and declare war on the Yankees over this he could probably boost his poll numbers a bit. Steinbrenner would probably be a hell of a lot easier to catch than Bin Laden and almost as satisfying.[/quote]

what’s sad is that Steinbrenners army probably gets paid more than Bush’s

[quote]CU AeroStallion wrote:
etaco wrote:
If Bush were to get on TV and declare war on the Yankees over this he could probably boost his poll numbers a bit. Steinbrenner would probably be a hell of a lot easier to catch than Bin Laden and almost as satisfying.

what’s sad is that Steinbrenners army probably gets paid more than Bush’s[/quote]

Though A-rod would go MIA in any really important battles.

[quote]Phatshady912 wrote:
CU AeroStallion wrote:
etaco wrote:
If Bush were to get on TV and declare war on the Yankees over this he could probably boost his poll numbers a bit. Steinbrenner would probably be a hell of a lot easier to catch than Bin Laden and almost as satisfying.

what’s sad is that Steinbrenners army probably gets paid more than Bush’s

Though A-rod would go MIA in any really important battles.[/quote]

dude…give up

[quote]Phatshady912 wrote:
Though A-rod would go MIA in any really important battles.[/quote]

And Randy Johnson would get an instant purple heart and retire :smiley: