American Airlines Flight 587
“Rude.” “Disrespectful.” “Insulting.” Those were words used by various voters to describe Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tardiness at a memorial ceremony for Flight 587.
Relatives of the 260 people who died on American Airlines Flight 587 have commemorated the jetliner’s crash in with a solemn ceremony in the Rockaways.
As residents deal with the loss of life and dozens of homes in the aftermath of Sandy, the tight-knit community is coming together to remember those lost in the crash 11 years ago.
Dianos Guerrero Baez is battling leukemia and the best matches for a bone marrow transplant were killed in the crash of American Airlines flight 587.
“My mother’s death and my two little sisters’ deaths, I would rather get cancer over again,” said Dionis Guerrero Baez.
American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in Belle Harbor, Queens, and what many thought to be a potential terror attack turned out to be just a tragic accident resulting from pilot error. Still 265 people died. Hundreds gathered on Saturday to honor the victims on the 10th anniversary.
Family members mourned for their lost loved ones on Saturday morning at a memorial marking the 10th anniversary of the flight’s crash.