Woah: it's being reported that a small plane and a helicopter have crashed over the Hudson River. NY1 and CNN have the story, we'll be updating as we get more. The Twitteratti are all over this. Update: Bloomberg's statement.
Apparently a small plane and a Liberty Tours helicopter had a mid-air collision. There's been one reported death, but there are survivors. There's an FDNY live feed where you can watch the rescue efforts. And the Twitteratti, of course, are reporting this story first. The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder believes that other than one DOA, everyone else made it:
While one Twitterer claims to have actually been on a Water Taxi and seen it happen:
So, basically, that awful Nicolas Cage movie Knowing where the entire world falls apart due to (SPOILER ALERT) solar flares is basically becoming true because everything's fucking crashing. Avoid going outside, live in fear, wear lots of seatbelts. We'll be updating here as we get news.