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NEW YORK - A small plane crashed into a high-rise condominium Wednesday on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, touching off a raging fire that sent a pillar of black smoke over the city, police said.
There was no immediate word on any deaths or injuries or whether residents were home at the time of the crash. Officials at the Federal Aviation Administration and the FBI said there was no reason to believe the incident was terrorism-related.
Nonetheless, a military official at NORAD said that as an extra measure of security, there were "numerous fighter jet patrols" over several U.S. cities.