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New York, New York / High-Rise Plane Crash / Lidle Death #846663

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 11, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The fear in New York City when a plane crashed into a New York City high-rise building noted; scenes shown of firefighters at the site; photos shown of the plane and the pilot, New York Yankees baseball player Cory Lidle, who was killed.

(New York: Rehema Ellis) The chaos after the crash featured; scenes shown of the burning building & firefighters; details given of the precautionary scrambling of fighter jets and the 1979 plane crash that killed Yankees catcher Thurman Munson†. [Witnesses Doris LICHT†, Beth SCHNECKENBURGER†- describe what happened.] [New York Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG†- praises the city’s response.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Anne Thompson) The memories of 9/11 evoked by the crash featured. [NBC News vice president Alex WALLACE†, New Yorkers Mindy FRIEDMAN‡, building resident Len MANTANAGA‡- describe their reactions.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The FAA’s flight rules for general aviation aircraft around Manhattan island, Lidle’s experience, the others on the plane, and the fighter plane protection discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Ellis, Rehema;
Thompson, Anne;
Costello, Tom

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