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A small plane has crashed into a building in New York City.



It happened on the Upper East Side of Manhattan island.

TV pictures show flames coming out of the high-rise building.

More to follow.






Frightening pictures at the moment. Slovakia-Germany TV-coverage has been interrupted for a short moment because of that...

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Yankees pitcher Corey Lidle in N.Y. plane crash; death toll lowered to 2


October 11, 2006








Smoke comes out of the Belaire high rise building at 524 E. 72nd St. after a small plane crashed into it on Manhattan's Upper East Side today. (Photo by Jennifer Helper/Getty Images (JENNIFER HELPER/AFP-Getty Images)


A small plane with New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard crashed into a 50-story condominium tower Wednesday on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, killing at least two people and raining flaming debris on sidewalks, authorities said. There was no immediate confirmation Lidle was among the dead.


A law enforcement official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Lidle was on the plane. And Federal Aviation Administration records showed the single-engine plane was registered to the athlete, who was a new pilot and had repeatedly assured reporters in recent days that flying was safe.


The crash came just days after the Yankees’ humiliating elimination from the



The official said he did not know whether Lidle was at the controls; two people were aboard, and Lidle’s passport was found at the crash scene, the official said. The plane had issued a distress call before the crash, according to the official.

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it was a hair rising day as it was.... obviously memories of the first time an 'accident' like this happened came rushin back... but it turned out to be a real accident.


Makes you wonder about the 'security' we have in this place... huh. Nice. Some one was actually allowed to fly that low over one of the most targeted cities in the country, possibly the world!

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