Today is the 8th anniversary of Flight 587, the American Airlines flight that crashed into Belle Harbor, Queens in 2001. The flight had taken off from JFK Airport, on its way to the Dominican Republic; turbulent air led the co-pilot to use the rudder to keep the plane up, but the rudder broke off. All 260 people on board—251 passengers and 9 crew members—were killed, as were five people on the ground. There is a memorial service, with Mayor Bloomberg speaking, this morning.
8th Anniversary Of Flight 587 Crash
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