11 October 2006
Apartment No. 46D in 524 East 72nd Street housed an MI6 officer,
Ian Forbes McCredie, in
1992. Apartments 46D and 46E are shown below to be held by David Erle as
Trustee. Another officer,
Patrick William Sprunt,
was housed at the same date directly across the street at 525 East 72nd Street
in Apartment No. 30DE. Other MI6 officers have lived along East 72nd Street
and elsewhere in the neighborhood (see link above): Richard John Moon at
55 East 72nd St (1999); Stephen Martin Noakes at 515 East 72nd Street (1996);
and Paul John Ritchie at 350 East 72nd Street (1991). It is common for British
intelligence to have the US State Department listed as trustee or owner of
its US residences, while most official residences are listed as owned by
HMG. North Korea's representative to the UN lives nearby as well, as do a
slew of other diplomats and spies.
New York Times
Small Plane Hits Building in Manhattan
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: October 11, 2006
NEW YORK (AP) -- A small plane crashed into a high-rise on the Upper East
Side, raining down debris on Manhattan and unleashing what witnesses reported
was a gigantic fireball, police said.
The aircraft struck the 20th floor of a building on East 72nd Street, said
Fire Department spokeswoman Emily Rahimi. Witnesses said the crash caused
a loud noise, and burning and falling debris was seen. Flames were seen shooting
out of the windows.
"There's huge pieces of debris falling," said one witness who refused to
give her full name. "There's so much falling now, I've got to get away."
The Federal Aviation Administration said it was too early to determine what
type of aircraft was involved, or what might have caused the crash in the
middle of a hazy October afternoon.
Witness Sarah Steiner, who lives one block away, told CNN that "The fire
was raging out of two windows on approximately the 30th floor. ... They are
evacuating the building."
Whether anyone was injured was not known, and it was unclear if the crash
was an act of terrorism. Firefighters rushed to the scene.
The address of the building is 524 E. 72nd Street -- a 50-story condominium
tower built in the late 1980s and located near Sotheby's Auction House. The
Belaire Condo, developed by William Zeckendorf Jr., has 183 apartments, many
of which sell for more than $1 million.