Another plane down in New York

Dean DeMass

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Details are just coming through on the radio here in Chicago, but it says a plane has crashed in Queens New York.
-Dean-
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Rob Gillespie

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Shit.
Right, we'll keep it to this one thread.
Thanks Dean.
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Lou Sytsma

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Damn - yes please keep info coming.
Details are sketchy at this point.
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Leo Hinze

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More info from CNN and Washington Post:
American Airlines flight crashes on takeoff in NYC borough of Queens
FAA: American Flight 587 -- Airbus A300 -- from JFK airport to Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
NYC Port Authority: 246 passengers, 9 crew
All NYC area airports closed, bridges and tunnels leading into city closed
Affiliate WCBS reports at least 4 buildings on fire
New York Fire Department dispatches 44 trucks, 200 firefighters
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David Lawson

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- American Airlines flight #587 from JFK to Santo Domingo
- 247 passengers, 9 crew on board (ABC News, confirmed by a Washington official)
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Dominik Droscher

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It seems there is one eyewitness who saw fragments falling from the sky before the plane crashed which could mean that there was an explosion on the plane before it went down. This was said on "ARD" (German Television).
 

Hakan Powers

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This is horrible. I really do hope this is a "normal" accident and not another terrorist attack.
Gotta try and get in touch with the relatives in Queens..
 

Peter Apruzzese

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Several experts have just said (on WCBS TV in New York) that the facts of this accident appear to fit the profile of a "catastrophic engine failure" rather than a bomb or missile.
 

Michael*K

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In 1979, an engine fell off American Flight 191 (a DC-10) as it took off from O'Hare. The plane rolled and crashed just outside the airport perimeter. Don't have a TV today but the early reports sound eerily similar.

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