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New York, New York / High-rise Plane Crash / Lidle Death / Witness Accounts #841292

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 11, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The crash into a high-rise apartment building in New York City of a small plane piloted by New York Yankees baseball player Cory Lidle featured; scenes shown of the building & the streets below. [Three EYEWITNESSES, New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG†- describe what happened.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) Lidle's flight path reviewed; aerial maps & the building on fire shown. [Former NTSB investigator Ben BERMAN - talks about Manhattan air space.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live in-studio interview held with private pilot/eyewitness Hank Neimark about the crash. [NEIMARK†- recounts watching the low-flying plane that was maneuvering between buildings & later crashed.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Comcast Sportsnet videotape of Lidle flying another plane with an instructor on board presented. [Voice of LIDLE - describes his feelings about flight.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Jason Carroll) Lidle's passion for flying examined; Lidle's statement quoted. [Brother Kevin LIDLE†- says Cory loved to fly.] [Yankees general manager Brian CASHMAN†, baseball FAN - react to Lidle's death.] The 1979 plane crash that killed Yankees catcher Thurman Munson recalled.

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom;
Carroll, Jason

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