2008_11_587mem.jpgYesterday marked a somber anniversary: The seventh anniversary of the American Airlines Flight 587 crash. On November 12, 2001, the Dominican Republic-bound plane had taken off from JFK Airport; 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 when the plane crashed into a quiet residential neighborhood. Five people on the ground were also killed. Mayor Bloomberg said at a ceremony at the Flight 587 memorial on Beach 116th Street in Belle Mead, Queens, "Our hearts are still heavy with grief. The memories of those we lost still vivid y nuestro amor por ellos sigue fuerte."