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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:51 PM
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Breaking: MSNBC reports small plane has crashed in NYC's Upper East Side.
Edited on Wed Oct-11-06 02:28 PM by originalpckelly
4 apartments on fire in one building. Seeing pictures on MSNBC now, quite large amount of smoke.

Address:
524 E. 72 ST.

Here it is in google maps:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=524+E+72nd+St,+...

If you are watching the MSNBC feed you will see a pyramid like building, you can see it in front of the building on fire.

UPDATE: Eyewitness accounts report it was not a helicopter, but a small fixed wing aircraft.

UPDATE 2: Reporters indicate it was most likely NOT terrorism related.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:52 PM
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1. It crashed on the upper East Side...
ONLY ONE BUILDING! 4 apartments
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chiffon Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:52 PM
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2. Whoa...I just tuned in
Oh my!
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:52 PM
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3. Small single engine plane or a helicopter.(nt)
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:53 PM
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4. CNN calling it a small plane...
...keep in mind they initially called AA Flight 11 a "small plane."

Jesus...
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:24 PM
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27. Confirmed eyewitness says it was a small plane.(nt)
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 07:05 PM
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29. Yup. Eyewitnesses that said it was a helicopter were wrong. n/t
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:54 PM
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5. 71st & York.
Edited on Wed Oct-11-06 01:54 PM by stopbush
I know that area pretty well. Had a friend who lived at 72nd & York.

Confirmed it's a helicopter. Explosion inside the building.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:59 PM
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15. It was a helicoptor? n/t
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:02 PM
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18. Looks like a Mayan pyramid.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:54 PM
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6. Murky day in New York, but no rain.
Took off from 63rd street helipad.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:54 PM
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7. Aw, gee - Just when DU is having problems, too
Feels like a dial-up connection today. This is sure to grind us to a halt.
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survivor999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:55 PM
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8. Was it a hospital helicopter?
Surprised it doesn't happen more often... It's dangerous.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:18 PM
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26. That's What I Wondered Too
The percentage of copter crashes per thousand hours is WAY higher than for other small aircraft. The pilots must be pretty darned good.
The Professor
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chiffon Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:56 PM
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9. CNN reporting --- Location (71th-72nd/York) possibly a helicopter
Edited on Wed Oct-11-06 01:58 PM by chiffon
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:57 PM
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10. OMG, this isn't anywhere near NYU or Brooklyn, I hope??? My
Edited on Wed Oct-11-06 01:59 PM by kestrel91316
niece is at NYU and lives on Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:58 PM
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12. No, nowhere close. NYU is downtown. NT
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:58 PM
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13. It's on 71st and York. NYU is downtown
and Metropolitan Ave in Billyburg is across the river.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:59 PM
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14. NYU's downtown... and Brooklyn's across the river. nt
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:09 PM
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24. Not even close
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:57 PM
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11. Sorry, should have read before posting... nt
Edited on Wed Oct-11-06 01:59 PM by SmokingJacket
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:00 PM
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16. It's the 11th of the month. How convenient.
:crazy:
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:01 PM
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17. They'll do anything to distract from
"National Coming Out Day."
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:03 PM
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19. Oh crap!
That would be horrible if true. Here's the October surprise.
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maddiejoan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:05 PM
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21. Turn the date upside down
9/11/01 = 10/11/6
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:06 PM
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22. OH SHIT! This is the October surprise, isn't it?
GOD HELP US!
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maddiejoan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:08 PM
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23. Yup --Psyops time.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:27 PM
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28. Expect some anthrax to arrive in the mail any day now. n/t
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:04 PM
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20. Here's local coverage from Gothamist:
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:13 PM
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25. That IS NOT a 20 story building.
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