UPDATE: 4 dead, just heard on the Radio that the plane was registered to a Yankee Pitcher?!?! Cory Lidle who was supposed to be piloting it.
Small Aircraft Crashes Into NYC High-Rise
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
NEW YORK — A small aircraft crashed into a high-rise on the Upper East Side, raining down debris on Manhattan and unleashing what witnesses reported was a gigantic fireball, police said.
The aircraft struck the 20th floor of a building on East 72nd Street, said Fire Department spokeswoman Emily Rahimi. Witnesses said the crash caused a loud noise, and burning and falling debris was seen. Flames were seen shooting out of the windows.
Fox news is reporting 2 are dead. People are trapped on the 39-40th floors
The address of the building is 524 E. 72nd Street — a 50-story condominium tower built in 1986 and located nearby Sotheby's Auction House. It has 183 apartments, many of which sell for more than $1 million.