Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Plane Registered to Yankees Pitcher Cory Lidle Crashes...
So...I'm at work and we turn on the TV to see images of flames bursting from a Manhattan apartment. I immediately get images of 9/11 in my head. It just took me back to 2001, and the scene associated with that event. Today, however, wasn't a terrorist related event. A small plane registered to Yankess Pitcher Cory Lidle, crashed into the side of an apartment building. The story is still developing.
A small airplane crashed into a 50-story residential building on Manhattan's East Side on Wednesday, killing at least two people, the New York City Fire Department and New York City Police Department said. Flames were shooting out from several windows midway up the luxury high-rise in a residential neighborhood. Paramedics and rescue workers are treating people on the ground. The Federal Aviation Administration described the plane as a "general aviation" fixed-wing aircraft flying under visual flight rules, meaning a pilot was flying by visual landmarks. First responders to the New York plane crash say an emergency call was made from the plane indicating a possible fuel problem.
New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre told CNN that the plane that was a Cirrus SR-20 registered to team pitcher Cory Lidle. (Continue)