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  • #16
    Originally posted by nitsua98
    I'm listening to the bravest.com's audio....this is nuts.

    how'd u manage that? im trying and it's not working for me, hasnt worked for me in awhile..anything different i should be doing?

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    • #17
      Updated Newsday Story

      Witnesses are saying helo...But that can always change!

      Aircraft crashes into East Side building

      amNewYork and Newsday

      October 11, 2006, 3:47 PM EDT

      An aircraft crashed into a high-rise residential building on the Upper East Side shortly before 3 p.m., officials said, damaging at least 10 apartments.

      Televised reports said at least two people have been killed and authorities on the scene said that the craft was either a small plane or helicopter.

      Christine Monaco, a New York spokeswoman for FBI, said there was no indication of terrorism, but that officials "have been sent to the scene as a routine." FAA spokesman Jim Peters said all three New York City-area airports were operating normally.

      "The initial indication is that there is a terrible accident," said Department of Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke.

      Fire Department spokeswoman Emily Rahimi said an aircraft struck the 20th floor of the building on East 72nd Street and York Avenue. Flames could be seen shooting from windows on two upper floors of the 50-story building, near the East River.

      Burning debris fell from the tower, and a column of gray smoke rose over the city.

      "There's huge pieces of debris falling," said one witness who refused to give her full name. "There's so much falling now, I've got to get away."

      New York City Police said there was no indication from defense department officials that any suspicious aircraft were in the area. However, as a precautionary measure, NORAD has ordered fighter aircraft to patrol U.S. cities.

      Witness Sarah Steiner, who lives one block away, told CNN that "The fire was raging out of two windows on approximately the 30th floor. ... They are evacuating the building."

      "I saw a helicopter in flames bounce off the building. It was in flames. It felt like a rocket ... All of a sudden, it fell," said Doris Light.

      "It was a shock, I'm still shaking from it," she said. "I just saw a ball of flame and out of that ball of flame was a ... a... I'm just so scared."

      Prior to the crash, some witnesses said the craft was flying erratically.


      The building, located at 524 E. 72nd Street, has been identified as the Bel Aire building. The 50-story condominium tower was built in 1986 and is located nearby Sotheby's Auction House. It has 183 apartments, many of which sell for more than $1 million.

      The Associated Press contributed to this report.
      Copyright 2006 Newsday Inc.
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      • #18
        I'm listening on FireFeeds.

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        • #19
          Make your own call on this one. It sounds like everybody talking to the news has already said what they think. I'm not going to give my opinion.

          Information on the building...

          http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=113807

          Google satelite map of the area....

          http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...02623&t=h&om=1

          So far, one confirmed fatality.
          Last edited by MichaelD77; 10-11-2006, 03:59 PM.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by nitsua98
            I'm listening to the bravest.com's audio....this is nuts.
            Wish I could get it past the Proxy they have at work. Listening to CNN is painful. They don't know what is going on and are trying to fill air-time!

            Be safe, everyone involved.
            So you call this your free country
            Tell me why it costs so much to live
            -3dd

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            • #21
              10-18

              at about 4:10

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              • #22
                4 confirmed fatalities.

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                • #23
                  Be safe all!
                  Local 216
                  Secretary/Treasurer

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                  • #24
                    Watching on my local news stations and some "eyewitnesses" say it's a helicopter and others say it's a fixed wing aircraft. One gal with her ratty little dog said it took the fire dept at least 10 minutes to arrive. I saw her again on another channel saying it took 15 minutes. All I definately know the brothers had their hands full and did a great job kicking the crap out of this fire.

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                    • #25
                      Check out http://www.wnbc.com

                      a lot better site than cnn, beside don't put a lot of faith in cnn. They are the ones that were reporting on our troops presence over seas!!

                      FDNY also had a 5 alarm job in da bronx this morning as well.
                      OUTSTANDING

                      Make It Happen

                      Never forget 9-11-2001
                      343 Brothers Who Were MURDERED!!

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                      • #26
                        CNN reports that one eyewitness claims the FD arrived in a matter of seconds. Another stated it was under 2 minutes. Goes to show you people have no reference of time in an emergency.

                        It seems FDNY did a great job.

                        Now the big question: How did this happen?
                        www.iaff2625.org
                        http://twitter.com/Local_2625
                        http://www.facebook.com/IAFF2625

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by len1582
                          Watching on my local news stations and some "eyewitnesses" say it's a helicopter and others say it's a fixed wing aircraft. One gal with her ratty little dog said it took the fire dept at least 10 minutes to arrive. I saw her again on another channel saying it took 15 minutes. All I definately know the brothers had their hands full and did a great job kicking the crap out of this fire.


                          Duh They always say this when actually they don't jack!! They just think it took that long, trying to be an drama queen and get their 30 second sound bite on the local tv news show.
                          OUTSTANDING

                          Make It Happen

                          Never forget 9-11-2001
                          343 Brothers Who Were MURDERED!!

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                          • #28
                            Appts affected

                            37D, 27D,E
                            39th Floor
                            40th Floor
                            Roof.

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                            • #29
                              Local news, Channel 11, saying plane registered to Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle

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                              • #30
                                F.D. just placed fire under control.....
                                Good job guys!!

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