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  • Plane crashes in NYC, Yankee pitcher Corey Lidle dies(merged)

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/plane_nyc



    NEW YORK - A small plane crashed into a high-rise on the Upper East Side, setting off a fire and startling New Yorkers, police said
    Originally posted by aashee (Farter Extraordinair)
    Wow. If regular MiceChatters saw this thread they might think we are normal. Thanks Dan & Gina!


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    Oy!

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    • #3
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      Oh oh. Hope noone is hurt and hope it's not a terrorist attack.

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        Im trying to get an update but every website is moving slow...

        Looks like only two floors were affected
        Originally posted by aashee (Farter Extraordinair)
        Wow. If regular MiceChatters saw this thread they might think we are normal. Thanks Dan & Gina!

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        • #5
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          The pilot of the plane was Yankee's pitcher, Clory Lidle. RIP.
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          • #6
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            apparently the plane was piloted by NY Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle. He was the only one on the plane. Terrible accident.

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              "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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              • #8
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                Well that was scary, I hear plane crash in NYC, and my parents are flying out of New York today. I feel bad for the people who were killed, but I can't help feeling a sense of relief.
                What an idiot....

                Yeah, I do that Twitter thing.

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                • #9
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                  Appearently Lidle had "called" (not sure whether over radio or phone) in that he was having fuel problems.

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                  • #10
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                    It is unfortunate that this accident happened. I am sure all the Yankees and Baseball fans are saddened by Cory's death.

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                    • #11
                      YANKEES Pitcher crashes plane into building..

                      http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/10/11/plane.crash/index.html

                      NEW YORK (CNN) -- Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle was the sole person aboard the plane that crashed Wednesday into a high-rise apartment building in New York, FBI officials told CNN.
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                      I know this is tragic, and my heart goes out to the Lidle Family, and those in the high rise....

                      But was losing to the Tigers really all that bad?.... SORRY...but you know this will be the joke...
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                      • #12
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                        I think it was a horrible accident. No joke about it. Who ever makes jokes about this accident should be ashamed.

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                          How horrible As soon as I read the headline my heart sank, I mean, they didn't know what was going on. It may not be a terrorist attack but this is just as sad


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                            Deeply saddened
                            ~~~:ap:~~~

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                              Originally posted by DMof2 View Post
                              Deeply saddened
                              You were the first person I thought of when I heard about the pilot.

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                              • #16
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                                Originally posted by Hyperbole View Post
                                You were the first person I thought of when I heard about the pilot.
                                We're all very sad by the news....

                                My kids, especially my son is very upset!

                                My nerves are shot
                                ~~~:ap:~~~

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                                  HOOOOOWWWWW did that plane even GET over Manhattan? Don't we have procedures in place to keep small aircraft AWAY from the city?

                                  How sad for the family, and for Yankee fans.

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                                    Originally posted by localdisnyfan View Post
                                    HOOOOOWWWWW did that plane even GET over Manhattan? Don't we have procedures in place to keep small aircraft AWAY from the city?

                                    How sad for the family, and for Yankee fans.
                                    According to Mayor Bloomberg of NYC he said that the small aircraft was flying at the correct altitudes that are allowed.
                                    ~~~:ap:~~~

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Plane crashes in NYC, Yankee pitcher Corey Lidle dies(merged)

                                      CNN is reporting he had a passenger on the flight.

                                      Thankfully no one on the ground was hurt.

                                      Too bad the plane didn't have one of these things:


                                      It's a new device NASA helped invent to help small planes land safely when the engine dies, or other catastrophic event.



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                                        Re: Plane crashes in NYC, Yankee pitcher Corey Lidle dies(merged)


                                        NEW YORK (CNN) -- Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor were killed Wednesday when Lidle's plane crashed into a high-rise apartment building in New York, city and baseball team officials said.
                                        No residents at the Belaire Condominiums at 524 E. 72nd Street near the East River were injured.
                                        Emergency responders found Lidle's passport in the street below, the officials said. Two bodies were found in the street, responders told CNN.(Watch witness accounts of cascading fireballs and a plane split in half -- 1:58 )
                                        "It looks like the plane just flew into someone's living room," witness Sarah Steiner told CNN.
                                        Yankees owner George Steinbrenner confirmed that Lidle was killed in the crash.
                                        "This is a terrible and shocking tragedy that has stunned the entire Yankees organization," he said in a written statement. "I offer my deep condolences and prayers to his wife, Melanie, and son, Christopher, on their enormous loss."
                                        New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg would not confirm that one of the victims was Lidle, but said the two victims were a flight instructor and a student. Investigators have not been able to talk to the victims' families, he said.
                                        Lidle was married in 1997 to Melanie Varela and has a 6-year-old son, Christopher Taylor Lidle. His twin brother, Kevin Lidle, played minor league baseball.
                                        "There is nothing to indicate that anything remotely like terrorism was involved in this," Bloomberg stressed.
                                        The state-of-the-art single-engine airplane was a Cirrus SR-20 registered to Lidle, said Yankees manager Joe Torre.
                                        There was a mayday from the pilot involving a problem with fuel before the aircraft crashed into the 50-story high-rise on Manhattan's East Side, the FAA reported.( Watch the orange flames ravage the apartment -- 1:50)
                                        Witness Henry Neimark, who is also a pilot, said he saw a plane flying at relatively low altitude which seemed to come from LaGuardia International Airport.
                                        "It looked to me in retrospect that this was a pilot desperately trying to get back to the airport and land safely on a runway," he said.
                                        No residents at the Belaire Condominiums at 524 E. 72nd Street near the East River were injured. More than 150 firefighters rushed to the scene of a four-alarm fire in the building. By 6 p.m., residents who lived below the impact zone -- below the 40th floor -- were able to go back into the building, Bloomberg said.
                                        At least two Belaire residents were at home during the crash. They described a loud noise and saw pieces of metal flying into their apartment, Bloomberg said.
                                        The National Transportation Safety Board will interview all witnesses while investigating the cause of the crash.
                                        Bloomberg said the plane departed from Teterboro Airport in northern New Jersey at 2:29 p.m. Shortly after circling the Statue of Liberty and heading north near the 59th Street Bridge, air traffic control lost contact with pilot.
                                        Immediately after the crash NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) said it had put fighter aircraft into the air over numerous U.S. cities, though they said they had no reason to believe the event in New York was anything more than an accident, sources told CNN's Barbara Starr. NORAD did the same thing after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
                                        NORAD Admiral Timothy Keating told CNN within an hour after the crash that the agency believed terrorism was not involved.
                                        The FAA placed a one-mile flight restriction around the site of the crash, but New York area airports were not affected.
                                        "The fire was raging out of two windows," witness Steiner told CNN.
                                        Steiner said fires were burning on the ground. "It looks like the plane just flew into someone's living room there."
                                        "It looks as if the aircraft didn't go into the building but fell down," she said. "It may be part of the debris burning on the ground."
                                        Video from the scene shows at least three apartments in the high-rise engulfed in flames.
                                        Lidle was 4-3 for the Yankees, who acquired the right-handed pitcher in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies on July 30.
                                        He pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up three runs in the Yankees' season-ending loss to Detroit in the American League Division Series on Saturday.
                                        Lidle, a nine-year veteran, was in the last year of his contract.



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