Greenwich couple witnesses aftermath of deadly Manhattan plane crash

A Greenwich couple witnessed the aftermath of the deadly crash of Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle?s plane into a Manhattan high-rise condominium Wednesday. Bob Jamieson says he was waiting for his wife Judy

News 12 Staff

Oct 12, 2006, 10:57 PM

Updated 6,439 days ago

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Greenwich couple witnesses aftermath of deadly Manhattan plane crash
A Greenwich couple witnessed the aftermath of the deadly crash of Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle?s plane into a Manhattan high-rise condominium Wednesday.
Bob Jamieson says he was waiting for his wife Judy at the Hospital for Special Surgery when someone turned on the TV. Jamieson, who worked in the city around the September 11th attacks, says the sight was too familiar. He at first thought it was another terrorist act. The Jamiesons say chaos and smoke greeted them outside as stunned onlookers watched flames coming from several apartments where the plane struck. Bob Jamieson says he hopes the accident will prompt the Federal Aviation Administration to consider stricter rules for pilots flying in Manhattan.
Authorities have confirmed Lidle and his flight instructor Tyler Stanger both perished in the crash. It is unclear whether Lidle, who was a relatively new pilot, was behind the controls. The National Transportation Safety Board has collected pieces of the plane and is investigating the cause of the crash.


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