Latest Plane to hit High Rise in NYC

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by KickChick, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. KickChick

    KickChick Valued Member

    Last edited: Oct 12, 2006
  2. Ular Sawa

    Ular Sawa Valued Member

    That last part was certainly a shocker. Where as there has been talk for years of the possible threat posed by private planes in terms of another terrorist aviation attack. And accidents happen to private pilots all the time.
    No one thought it would be a Yankee.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2006
  3. firecoins

    firecoins Armchair General

  4. prowla

    prowla Valued Member

    Either a nutter or an accident - it's too small to be a terrorst thing.
  5. KaratekaAndy

    KaratekaAndy Male (95% of the time)

    Obvious answer - it was an accident, respect the dead
  6. David

    David Mostly AFK, these days

    9/11 lobotomised the USA, which isn't saying much.
  7. prowla

    prowla Valued Member

    Yes - perhaps I was a bit too blunt there.
  8. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    It seems that every fool on earth who heard of it automatically assumed it was a terrorist thing. Of course no one bothered to read any of the reports stating in no uncertain terms that it wasn't. :rolleyes:
  9. KickChick

    KickChick Valued Member

    Well obviously you can't blame eyewitnesses on the scene or the tenants in the building for thinking that ...seeing a plane crashing into this high rise-- last it happened was 9/11

    It was a totally frightening & unusual experience (9/11) and one that is still fresh in the minds of many NY'ers that live and work in the city.
  10. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    True the fear is understandable... but I'd heard about it from several frantic people hours after the reports of who it was and how they suspect it had happened hit the news sites. Instead of people checking things out for themselves - people seemingly ran through the streets shouting that 9/11 had started all over.
  11. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    Its too bad that most of those little planes don't have black boxes. I haven't heard if this one did or not.
  12. KickChick

    KickChick Valued Member

    This particular plane a four-seater Cirrus SR20 was the first FAA certified plane to come with a whole plane parachute designed to bring the craft down safely when all else fails !
  13. firecoins

    firecoins Armchair General

    It ended up being a Yankee pitcher and his instructor.

    This is not the first time a small plane has a hit a building since 9/11. Happaned once in Tampa, Fl. Some kid committed suicide & mentioned Al Qeida but he was bipolar or somthing. Really had nothing to do with terrorism.

    NYers are conditioned to think terrorism at this point. In fact is was a safe assumption but it was ruled out quickly.
  14. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    it is probably better that people assume terrorism than assume accident. Yes there'll be a panic, but its better than a load of people standing around scratching themselves when planes 2, 3 and 4 show up.
  15. prowla

    prowla Valued Member

    That's true - I believe that security directed people back into the second tower on 9/11. That will never happen again.
  16. firecoins

    firecoins Armchair General

    The FAA just ruled that wind blew them into the building.

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