Plane Crashes into High Rise in NY on East 72nd Street

By COLEEN LONG, Associated Press Writer
2 minutes ago

NEW YORK – A small plane crashed into a high-rise on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, raining down debris on the neighborhood and shooting giant flames out the windows, police said.

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

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