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Plane Hits Building in New York City; Pilot was New York Yankees Pitcher

NEW YORK (AP) - A small aircraft has crashed into a high-rise building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, leaving several apartments fully engulfed in flames.

A law enforcement official has told The Associated Press that New York Yankees pitcher, Cory Lidle, was on the plane that crashed into a Manhattan high rise.  Several apartments burst into flames after the crash.  At least four people are confirmed dead.

Witnesses report seeing a giant fireball after the plane crashed into the building, with debris raining down to the ground.

A Fire Department spokeswoman says the aircraft struck the 20th floor of the building. The building is described as a 50-story condominium tower. It has 183 apartments, many of which sell for more than a million dollars.

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