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Although many news outlets can’t seem to confirm whether its a small plane or a helicopter, one thing is for sure, a 60 story building at 524 east 72nd St. is on fire. NY1 is reporting that the 20th floor of the Belaire Building was hit and people are trapped. No word on whether or not it’s a terrorist attack but we will give a final tally of how many times Gothamist updates. Update: 17x
via Gothamist
Update: ABC news headline confirms it was a helicopter but can’t get someone to update ‘Plane Crash’ graphic on website.
Update: ABC news headline now says it was a plane crash but can’t get someone to update ‘Helicopter Crash’ graphic on website.
Update: ABC news headline finally match graphics and now we can properly assess tragedy: A small plane piloted by Yankees pitcher Cordy Lidle crashed into building on UES killing him, his passengers, and some residents.