BREAKING NEWS: SMALL, MULTI-ENGINE PLANE CRASHES INTO MIDDLE OF HIGH-RISE EAST SIDE NY RESIDENCE
Nothing in print or on-line so far. The cable news networks are reporting that either a helicopter or a small, multi-engine airplane has crashed into the middle of a 20-story residential building on the east side of New York City.
UPDATE: MSNBC has more.
UPDATE II: CNN is behind on coverage.
UPDATE III: MSNBC is reporting that there is an "amazing amount of activity" on the ground. From a woman in the building: "I was looking and heard an explosion [from the Bel Air Building]. I got out on my own, before the firefighters came." The onlooker said there are apartments and doctor's offices in the building.
Reports abound that there are people trapped in the building.
UPDATE IV: Now reporters are saying that the building is a 50-story high-rise.
UPDATE V: MSNBC is saying that it is confirmed that it was a helicopter, not an airplane, that crashed. Authorities, say Rita Crosby, do not believe this is terrorism-related. There are quite a few corporate helipads near the building, and they believe this is just an accident. Wow, now MSNBC says that the FAA believe this was a fixed-wing aircraft, not a helicopter. There are so many conflicting reports, I won't report anything further.