NEW YORK- A memorial service took place on Sunday to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the American Airlines (AA) Flight 587 crash, which claimed the lives of 265 individuals.
The tragic incident occurred in Belle Harbor, Queens, on November 12, 2001. The ceremony was conducted at the Flight 587 Memorial Wall in Rockaway Park.
American Flight 587 Crash
Reflecting on the solemn occasion, Mayor Eric Adams expressed his condolences, acknowledging the emotional impact as emergency vehicles made their way to the crash site.
He stated, “Watching the emergency vehicles make their way to the scene, 9/11 was fresh on our minds. My heart breaks and bleeds for you. But as your mayor, I stand here and tell you you have my deepest condolences.”
After departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on its way to the Dominican Republic, Flight 587 lost control and entered a spiral descent.
Federal investigators concluded that the crash resulted from the co-pilot’s excessive use of rudder controls, a response to turbulence generated by an aircraft ahead of the plane.
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