Monday, 12 November 2001 : "New crash"Guiliani is stating that there are two crash sites, one where an engine came down and one where the rest of the plane crashed. Eyewitnesses saw an explosion on the plane's side in the air.
The plane took off at 9:15am and crashed at 9:17am.
There were 246 passengers and 9 crew on board. Bridges into the city have been closed. 44 fire trucks and 200 firefighters have been dispatched.
Facts as reported by CNN right now (9:53am): At 9:15 this morning, American Airlines flight 587 crashed in Queens, New York. It had taken off from JFK airport, traveled 5-10 miles and crashed. Its final destination was the Dominican Republic. Three major New York airports are now closed. It crashed in a commercial district with various street shops in the Rockaways near Beach 129th Street and Newport Avenue. At least four buildings are on fire.
Don't know what to say beyond that.
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