WABC-TV is reporting that the plane which crashed into that apartment building on New York's Upper East Side was registered to Yankees pitcher Corey Lidle. Mr. Lidle, who was believed to be piloting the aircraft, died in the crash, along with three other people.
Lidle's death came 27 years after another Yankees player, All-Star catcher Thurman Munson, died at the controls of an aircraft he was piloting. Munson was practicing touch-and-go landings at the Akron-Canton, Ohio airport in August 1979 when he failed to lower the flaps on his Cessna Citation jet, causing it to crash short of the runway.
According to media outlets and the FDNY, a small plane has crashed into the upper floors of a building on the city's Upper East Side. According to the FBI, there are no indications that the crash was a terrorist act.
Live video from WABC-TV.
WNBC-TV is reporting that at least two people were killed in the incident. Bodies were found in the street below the burning apartments, along with luggage, presumably from the aircraft.
Streaming video from WCBS-TV here.