The Spirit of Vlogging

In the spirit of vlogging, I’ve decided to revisit my footage from Manhattan Plane Crash day.

First of all… I spent ~ two hours going to the crash site, checking it out and coming back. When I looked at the television, the apartments were still on fire. That’s ridiculous, considering I had just been on the scene, and there was nothing but a small amount of smoke coming out of the building. It was like that when I got there, so the fire had been out for AT LEAST an hour, and still, the television was showing four windows with fires a-blazin’. :/ I’m now convinced that the fire may have been out before I even left my house, considering the exact same footage continued to run all day.

Anyway… I figured I’d go “between the lines”, into what I consider out-takes from the plane crash video. They didn’t add anything to the “going to the crash site” story, so they ended up on the cutting room floor… however, if someone’s never been on a bus in Manhattan, NYC or walked down the street here, they might enjoy seeing it.

Of course, New York City isn’t always like this. 😀 This was a special event, so Police, Fire, EMS, etc were making sure they were in position to handle the situation.

And… no… I wasn’t looking through the viewfinder while I was walking/jogging from 78th (I thought they reported the crash on 77th) to 72nd. 🙂

Welcome to New York…..

Cory Lidle Plane Crash

So… The other day, I’m minding my business….. (Like I love to do)… and my sister calls me talking about “a small plane hit a building on the east side. I check out the TV, and there’s an apartment building with a few windows with fire coming out of them. I grabbed the camera and headed out.

I hopped on the bus, and unfortunately for me, I thought the reporter said 77th street & York. I got out on 78th & 2nd, and the fire trucks and police vehicles kept whizzing by. Turns out the crash was on 72nd street, so I had some jogging to do. I finally got down there, and the fire was pretty much contained. There’s still some smoke coming out of the apartment(s), but everything was pretty calm and the whole block was taped off. There was a helicopter floating around, which was apparently Channel 4 News.

After I got there, nothing really happened. I guess people were waiting to see IF something happened. I headed out as it started raining. The ‘funny’ thing is that when I got back home and turned on the TV…… the building was still on fire! :/ It was then that I realized that the news was running the same footage over and over and had been doing that the whole time. It’s completely possible that the fire was out before I even left my house.

Anyway… Here I go, ‘racing’ to the accident scene on public transportation!

ReelSolidTV Episode 26

Yankees’ Cory Lidle Plane Crash on 72nd Street in Manhattan, NYC

NEW YORK — A small plane with New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard crashed into a 50-story condominium tower Wednesday on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, killing two people, authorities said.
There was no immediate confirmation Lidle was among the dead, and earlier reports indicated four had died. A law enforcement official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press that Lidle was on the plane. And Federal Aviation Administration records showed the single-engine plane was registered to the athlete, National Transportation Safety Board spokeswoman Deborah Hersman told reporters.

An instructor and a student pilot were on the plane when it struck the tower at 524 E. 72nd St., New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. “The metal parts are basically in the street. The engine was on one of the floors,” he said.

“The initial indication is that there is a terrible accident,” Homeland Security Department spokesman Russ Knocke said, and Bloomberg said there was “nothing to suggest that anything remotely like terrorism was involved in this.” Nevertheless, fighter jets were scrambled over U.S. cities as a precaution, the Pentagon said.

The crash at the Belaire overlooking the East River struck fear in a city devastated by the attacks of Sept. 11 five years ago. Sirens echoed across the neighborhood as emergency workers and ambulances rushed in with stretchers. Broken glass and debris were strewn around the neighborhood.