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October 11, 2006

Chopper (?) Small Plane Crashes Into NYC Building

STREAMING FOXNEWS VIDEO HERE.

THE FAA NOW SAYS IT WAS AN AIRPLANE, NOT A CHOPPER.


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"Why is this plane doing acrobatics in New York City?" eyewitness asked of herself as she watched plane drop altitude and dip its wing to turn towards building.

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Precautionary "Level 3 Mobilization," flooding officers into Manhattan to protect government, religious sites, until terrorism can be ruled out, according to Bernie Kerik, former NYPD Chief of Police.

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NYFD thinks it's a chopper.

Damage is limited to several apartments on two floors, plus scorching and burn damage down the exterior wall.

On the upper east side, the Yorkville neighborhood, right on the FDR/East River.

72nd Street. Near the blogger Pretty Numbers, and not far from Karol from Alarming News.

No indication of terrorism. I'm inclined to believe that. This is not a megaterrorism type attack.

This map should point out the location. It's 524 East 72nd Street, on York Ave.


Bleg: What's the URL for watching Fox live on the computer, for those who want to watch at work?


Pic: At Hot Air. Hot Air quotes AP claiming it was a multi-engine small plane, but FoxNews, at the moment, is pretty insistent it was a helicopter.

It's a three-alarm fire, by the way. The damage to the apartments involved is complete, and fire is still raging there, but I can't imagine this caused major structural damage.

More: Two people dead, confirmed. An unknown number of people are trapped on the upper floors due to fire and smoke.


Mark Foley = Gary Condit: I'm reminded of our summer slumber in the August of Chandra Levy while Al Qaeda plotted.

Not that this is likely a terrorist attack. But it does focus the mind on the fact that a terrorist attack is always possible.

It may be pilot error, it may be a vicious suicide attempt, it may be that category of Jihadi attack which the MSM and government don't call terrorism -- a crazed Muslim fanatic who individually decides to kill people. It's probably the first one.

Could be the pilot just watched the aerobatic shows and thought he had some skills of his own.

Not to devolve into the trivial when people are dead and other trapped, awaiting rescue, but expect the 9/11 South Park episode to be cancelled, at least for a long while.

I question the timing.


10/11? Suggestive of an individual jihadi, but I'm still betting big on pilot error.

NORAD scrambling fighters over cities as a "prudent measure."

DU'ers Are Afraid Of Brown People! The DU'ers, who regularly accuse rightwingers of overreaction, are apparently going more batshit crazy than usual, and not just in a question-the-timing way.

They're already blaming brown people for this likely accident.

They note:

Turn the date upside down 9/11/01 = 10/11/6

Well, okay, there's something there, I guess, but not much. It does make the case for Sudden Jihad Syndrome a little stronger, as one commenter notes.

Thanks to Tushar for that.

I wish the DU'ers would man up and stop shitting themselves blaming everything that happens in the world on brown people, though.



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