Is anyone on the Eastside? NYC? Plane crash?

Oct 11th, 2006, 01:33 PM
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Oh my heart is going out to everyone in NY...I don't think you all can take anymore like this. None of us can!

I was at the gym when I heard the first reports. Some were saying that he was doing some "trick" flying but maybe it just looked that way because he was having trouble.

Fingers crossed for all involved!
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Oct 11th, 2006, 01:45 PM
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The Mayor's new conference confirmed 2 dead (on the ground). He would not confirm names of victims until next of kin are notified. There was a flight instructor with a student who clocked 75 hours on board - no indication who was in control.
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Oct 11th, 2006, 01:53 PM
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So much bad information out there. On CNN they just corrected the previous announcement that there were 4 dead to only 2 dead. I listened to Mayor Blumberg's press conference and he mentioned two people from a "damaged" apartment that he had spoken to. He said the people he talked with were a man and a woman. A few minutes later one of the reporters was saying "well, obviously one of the victims was a woman". When the other reporter asked how he knew that, he said the mayor said it was a man and a woman. Huh? Do reporters even listen to what is being said?
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Oct 11th, 2006, 02:10 PM
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I wonder if they listen too.

I was upset to see a blazing building on CBS at 4pm, when I came home, only to realize that it was footage taken immediately after the crash. I think it's irresponsible that they don't label the footage "earlier" or something of that nature so that people know it's not the current condition. I switched channels after that.
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Oct 11th, 2006, 02:13 PM
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Not to make light of a tragic situation but NeoPatrick is right the "Talking Heads" on CNN have been making speculative comments all afternoon and it's pretty obvious they don't really have any idea what they are saying.
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Oct 11th, 2006, 02:30 PM
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Sometimes it is hard to stretch 15 minutes of news into hours but CNN manages to do it.
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Oct 11th, 2006, 02:31 PM
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NeoPatrick????? Please don't tell me they banned you again!
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Oct 11th, 2006, 02:49 PM
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I work in a stock trading office so we keep a TV on to get important market news. When this story broke we turned up the volume and froze in horror, thinking this was yet another attack on NY. There was some relief when we learned it wasn't a terrorist attack, but still my heart goes out to all New Yorkers. This must have been an awful reminder of 9/11. I can only imagine what those brave firefighters were thinking as they raced up the stairs in that burning building. God bless them all.

I NY.
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Oct 11th, 2006, 03:17 PM
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>>>>>
Do reporters even listen to what is being said?
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couldn't possibly be worse than the way BBC was reporting it. they were interviewing estate agents that had nothing to do with it and people from blocks away who "heard noises". they just relied on the poor choice of people that they were being interviewed. it was pathetic.
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Oct 11th, 2006, 08:26 PM
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It's the one thing I dislike about news channels/programs here in the US.

Scare tactics and the need to fill airtime by asking scary or useless questions.

I'll wait until tomorrow - when a guy who works for the same company as my husband and whose parents own an apartment in the building reports back - until I listen to the news programs then I can get the story from 2 sides.

Luckily their apartment was empty.

Thoughts to the families of the people who died.

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Oct 12th, 2006, 06:22 AM
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I was at Lexington and 70th Street when I heard all these firetruck sirens yesterday. Walked over to Madison to grab some lunch with an old friend at Gardenia and the Greek lady at the cash register was saying, in Greek, "Yada yada yada 72nd and 3rd Ave." She kept yelling it to all the guys in the kitchen. It wasn't until later that I realized what had happened when I started talking to a lady outside Bloomingdale's. Luckily, it started to POUR RAIN around 3:30. I hope all that rain helped lessen the fire.
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Oct 13th, 2006, 10:54 AM
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In a strange but true twist, the owner of the apartment that was struck by the plane on Wednesday is the same woman who was injured by the Cat in the Hat balloon during the Thanksgiving Day parade in 1997. She was in a coma for a month after the balloon incident and used her settlement money to buy the apartment. CRAZY!
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