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BREAKING - small aircraft crashes into NYC highrise

A small aircraft crashed into a high-rise on the Upper East Side, setting off a fire and startling New Yorkers, police said. There were conflicting reports on whether the aircraft was a small plane or a helicopter.

Fire Department spokeswoman Emily Rahimi said an aircraft struck struck the 20th floor of a building on East 72nd Street. Witnesses said the crash caused a loud noise, and burning and falling debris was seen. Flames were seen shooting out of the windows. Video from the scene showed at least three apartments in the high rise fully engulfed in flames.

There was no immediate word on any deaths or injuries.

It was not immediately known if it was a terrorist act.
More later...


At Wednesday, October 11, 2006, Blogger shirtees.net said...

Lets see if the building A) burns for hours upon hours or B) drops straight down into its own footprint

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006, Blogger bruce1337 said...

To predict that, we'd need to know it's leaseholder...

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006, Blogger quasimodo said...

Interesting to note the plane did'nt melt into the building this time, but actually compressed on impact and fell on a cab in the street below.

At Thursday, October 12, 2006, Blogger Digital Spy said...

I think we can all rest assured that 911 was an innocent mistake. Eric Cartman delves into the issue far deeper than that silly commission ever did!


At Thursday, October 12, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

I can't tell you how my heart dropped when I first saw the headline.

I'm living on edge - I feel like a sitting duck too.

At Thursday, October 12, 2006, Blogger bobw said...

Sometimes on these threads (not this one, but say one on Israel) I feel like shouting "will everyone in the front row sit down so we can watch the movie!"
We do not know what's coming next, it's too early to head for the exits, so sit back and enjoy the spectacle.
If we wake up some day and find we've launched a strike against Iran, then head for the streets and stay there as long as possible. Grab your local senator and shake him until his wig falls off!

At Thursday, October 12, 2006, Blogger Shahid said...

Awww come on - guys and gals - don't take your eye off the ball! It's just a diversion! It was clear from the outset that it was just a tiny aircraft and there was no major incident.

To hell with 2 people in Manhattan, what about the 650,000 dead Iraqis killed by mostly your countrymen, followed closely by mine in an unholy genocidal pact?

This stupid, pointless incident is exactly what the MSM would like us to focus on!

At Thursday, October 12, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

I can't say that I can agree with you, Shahid.

The fact that 650,000 Iraqis are dead feels like a gaping wound in the earth - that's about to swallow us all in its wrath; but, you cannot expect people to ignore dramatic events that happen so close to home - in my case EXTREMELY close to home.

And, I feel bad of course for the families of the people who died. True, it's an accidental disaster - fate - but, it's still tragic for them.

A painful reminder that no one ever knows if they're going to survive to see another day.

At Thursday, October 12, 2006, Blogger Digital Spy said...

How can you compare 650,000+ people with the prime time death of a celebrity?
You sound very anti-american.

At Thursday, October 12, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

digi - you're so funny.

I was thinking about that today - the fact that many people feel so bad about this because the man who died was a sports star - people can identify with him. They know him.

That's why it's so important to attach faces, names, and lives to the stories about Iraqis and Palestinians who are being killed and maimed each day.

There is a deliberate effort to dehumanize taking place that must be countered. That's why I re-posted the image of that little boy in Gaza today when I read about the evil weapons Israel is using, even though I had posted it before.

I immediately thought of that boy and felt people needed to see the image to visualize the description of what happens to human beings when they have their legs sliced off with these brutal weapons.

These are not just news reports - these are real people whose lives are destroyed.

At Thursday, October 12, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

btw, thanks everyone for the comments - I really appreciate your input and the company...:)

At Thursday, October 12, 2006, Blogger Digital Spy said...

I wasn't too sure if everyone would get what I meant (there's a few thickies on the net). I knew you would though.

At Saturday, October 14, 2006, Blogger bruce1337 said...

I seldomly registered a blogger account to be able to comment after anonymous posting was disabled here. Back then, I was Lumos. Hi :)

At Saturday, October 14, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

Hi lumos (bruce1337)!

Which do you prefer I call you? (Better call you bruce or other readers will get confused later on.)

Anyway, sorry about ending the anonymous comments - I had to do something - too many abusive comments were coming up.

People tend to tone down the drivel or at least limit its quantity when they have to show their face.

Good to see you back! :D

At Saturday, October 14, 2006, Blogger bruce1337 said...

Just call me bruce, please.

I understand about the anonymous comments, and it does seem to have worked out. Also, I noticed you've been plugged multiple times on prisonplanet and st911! Congrats, it's well deserved! Ok now, before I overwhelm you with praise, on to the gossip: Whatever happened to Miss R? Did she finally investigate 9/11 and dropped dead from cognitive dissonant overload? ;)

At Saturday, October 14, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

Hey, Bruce!

Thanks for the kind words! don't worry about overwhelming me with praise - I rarely get it! :D

Yes, Miss R still stops by but chooses not to comment on my posts - at least not here.

It's a shame that she and I no longer speak - I had a genuinely good relationship with her before ISRAEL came between us . . . :(

At Saturday, October 14, 2006, Blogger bruce1337 said...

Same happened to me before. It's such a divisive issue, and there are incredible knee-jerk reactions to it, sometimes. Ok...most of the time. I've come to the conclusion that essentially, radicals (i.e. zionists) span normal people (i.e. the jewish populace) before their cart, driving not only them with the all-purpose anti-semitism card, but whipping all critics along the road with it, too. In principle, it's exactly like the terror scare - make people fear for their lives to garner their support for radical policies and call all opponents terrorists, or terrorist supporters. The only difference is that anti-semitism is the better established meme, which has grown deeper roots over time. Finkelstein certainly has a point.

If you break it down, the quintessence is always fear. Without fear, all their tools fall apart, from hysteria to denial. I think this is what distinguishes us dissidents from the followers - at some point, we made the choice to value truth and moral principles over our own lives. I don't fear death, I only fear wasting my chance to stand up for what's right. Yay :)

At Saturday, October 14, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

You know, that was amazingly well put.

People like you make this blog so worth it.


Hey, do you want to contribute??? what's your email address?

At Saturday, October 14, 2006, Blogger bruce1337 said...

Thanks, I find encouragement in your writing, too :)

About contributing...hm...I'll have to think about that. Thanks for the offer, in any case. How can I transmit my email to you without offering it up front for the spambot crawlers to prey on?

At Saturday, October 14, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...


it's also available on my profile page.

hope to hear from you - but, no attachments, please ...:)


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