11 October 2006

Small plane crashes into a high-rise in NYC

So far it is initial news only.

3:00 PM US/Eastern (approx.)

A small plane crashes into one of the upper floors in North Manhattan, junction of East 72 and York street.

Update: it could have been a helicopter.

No hints of terrorism-related action.

Update: 3:06 PM US/Eastern

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.

Update: 3: 15 PM US/Eastern

NYPD says no link to terror.