Aircraft crashes into NYC building

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

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  2. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

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  3. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Scary. Everyone is on edge up here.

    I was up midtown when it happened at 37th street, I'm glad I wasn't 35 streets higher :(. I wondered why I heard so many sirens while I was at CompUSA.

    Luckily the damage was minimal, but I'm sending the people involved my positive energy.

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  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    That's frightening. Crashing into the middle floors of a 50-story building which houses apartments that go for more than $1 million? In Manhattan? And the aircraft was on VFR and didn't have to be in contact with controllers? Hard to imagine that was an accident....

    Man, I hope nobody was home in those apartments, and that the building was safely evacuated. Too soon to know anything for sure, though.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It sure doesn't look like the 20th floor of a 50-story building...

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  6. freeny macrumors 68020

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    Good times here in NYC! Im at 40th & 3rd approximately 1.2 miles or 30 block from the crash. lots of sirens and fire trucks going by and an occasional fighter jet.

    People dont seem too concerned on the streets.
    typical nyc.
     
  7. shecky Guest

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    well, thats a sight i was hoping i would never have to see again. :(
     
  8. freeny macrumors 68020

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    earlier...
     

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  9. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Seems a bit iffy to me. They were flying VFR but its not foggy/cloudy and they still crashed? :confused: Thats one **** pilot!
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Isn't today Wednesday?
     
  11. freeny macrumors 68020

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    obviously a conspiracy!

    Its Wednessday here on 40th street but it appears to be Thursday on 72nd.
    if i look uptown i am peering into the future?
     
  12. EGT macrumors 68000

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    "Eye witness on tv has just said she saw a small four seater fixed wing "doing acrobatics" just prior to the event which has confused reports for the moment. She didn't say she saw it hit. She wanted to make it plain it wasnt a helicopter. BBC are now reporting the FAA view that it was FW."

    Apparently it's mutli-engine.
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It's definitely Thursday here.
     
  14. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    Not sure what "Wednesday" would mean, because I think the attacks were on a Tuesday, if I am remembering correctly.

    What IS odd is that today is October 11. Scary...
     
  15. freeny macrumors 68020

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    10/11/6 backward and upsidedown is 9/11/01:confused:
     
  16. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    Now, THAT's interesting... didn't even notice that.
     
  17. freeny macrumors 68020

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    They are saying this was Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle....
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    reports are that he was on the plane
     
  19. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yes, several different sources have reported to CNN that it was Lidle's plane.
     
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    Isn't that the building from spiderman?

    Perhaps it was the green goblin:eek:
     
  22. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    now that's just not right....


    :eek:

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  23. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Seems pretty definitive.
     
  24. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    So was he looking for a lost ball or is he just a crap pilot?
     
  25. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    A blurb in the CNN article mentions there might have been a fuel problem.
     

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