TFR In Place Above The Site

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For now, a Temporary Flight Restriction is in place above the accident scene, extending up to and including 1,500 feet AGL, with a radius of 1 nm. Lidle had apparently bought the airplane this summer and had learned to fly in the last off-season. He talked to the New York Times last month about his passion for flight. His instructor Tyler Stanger, in Pomona, Calif., said he was an excellent student. "He learned very, very quickly, and a lot of it is desire. He had huge desire," Stanger told the Times. Lidle said he felt safe in the airplane. "If you're up in the air and something goes wrong, you pull that parachute, and the whole plane goes down slowly," he said. The NTSB has dispatched a team to investigate the crash, they were due to arrive in New York last night.