NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A New York woman who was critically injured during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade lost her home this week when a small plane hit the building.
Kathleen Caronna was on her way home when the plane belonging to Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle crashed into the Belaire, an apartment tower on East 72nd Street in Manhattan, the New York Daily News reported. The engine was found a few feet from her bed.
Caronna suffered a fractured skull in 1997 when the handlers lost control of a Cat in the Hat balloon and she was hit by part of a metal streetlight. She spent days in a coma.
"How do you go through two major things like this?" her sister-in-law, Lisa Brown, asked. "It's spooky. It's very spooky."
Lidle and his flight instructor died in the crash. No one else was seriously injured.
Caronna's mother told the Daily News that the apartment, which Caronna shared with her husband and 9-year-old son, was gutted by the crash.