Yankee Pitcher Cory Lidle Hits New York High-Rise in Plane

STACLU has amazing video from the disaster scene.

News reports are now confirming the plane that hit the New York high rise this afternoon belonged to Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle.

CNN and FOX are now reporting that Lidle was in the plane when it struck the building.

A plane hit a high-rise in New York City today, four people are dead:

small plane crashed into a 50-story luxury high-rise building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Wednesday, igniting a raging fire, killing at least two and initially trapping people on the floors above the point of impact.

New York Police Department officials said two were confirmed dead and there could be more fatalities.

The plane hit the building, located at 524 East 72nd Street, 20 floors above space occupied by the Hospital for Special Surgery.

The New York Fire Department told FOX News that there were people trapped above the point of impact, but the NYPD later said that all occupants located above the fire-ravaged floors had been evacuated.

The building is 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.

A spokesman for the National Transportation Security Board said that agency is organizing a team to send to New York to investigate the crash.

Allahpundit is following the story.
Mary Katharine Ham at TownHall liveblogged the disaster.

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