Four reportedly die as plane crashes into Manhattan high-rise

October 11, 2006

A small airplane has crashed into a high-rise residential building in Manhattan.

There are reports of at least four fatalities.

New York Yankees pitcher Corey Lidle was piloting the aircraft. The plane was registered to Lidle.

The report came in at about 2:45 p.m. this afternoon.

The 50-story building is on 72nd and York Street. It looks like the impact was about half way up the building.

The FAA is reporting it was a general aviation "fixed wing" aircraft that was flying under visual flight rules and was not in contact with the tower.

Emergency officials are on the scene.

The medical examiner's office in New York is reporting that four people have died in that crash.

A New York City government source is telling CNN there are "no indications of terrorism."


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