The flight instructor who was with Cory Lidle
when their plane crashed into a New York apartment building was
Police identify him as Tyler Stanger, the operator of a flight
school near Los Angeles. According to its Web site, Stang-AIR
offered scenic rides and pilot training, noting on one page that
"safety comes first in the general aviation industry."
Meanwhile, residents are returning to their charred red brick
building, where most apartments sell in the millions. But three
floors remain off limits, where the plane hit.
One woman who lives four floors below the crash site says her
apartment smells of heavy smoke, with the windowsills covered in
shattered glass and other debris. She says she was home when the
plane hit, thought it was terrorism, and just ran, leaving
The debris that tumbled out of the high-rise crushed or
seriously damaged about five cars on the street below.