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Plane Crashes in Queens, N.Y.

 

c. The Associated Press

 

NEW YORK (Nov. 12) - An American Airlines Airbus A300 crashed Monday morning in the Queens section of New York, and buildings reportedly were on fire in the neighborhood.

 

The plane crashed shortly after 9 a.m. and thick, black smoke could be seen miles away.

 

All metro area airports were closed following the crash, in the Rockaways section of Queens.

 

The mayor canceled his morning events and headed to the scene.

 

One eyewitness reported debris falling from sky, and told the Fox News Channel four homes were on fire.

 

Another told CNN he was 40 blocks away and saw ''Just a lot of smoke. Tons and tons of smoke. You can see emergency vehicles heading to area. Lots of people are standing in the streets. It's very tense.''

 

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

 

The crash came two months after the attack on the World Trade Center, which was destroyed by two Boeing 767s hijacked out of Boston's Logan Airport. One of the planes was operated by American, the other by United.

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Plane Down in Queens 2 Mins After TakeOff... AirTraffic Control: No Warning... Near Kennedy Airport... All Area Airports Closed... Bound for Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic... Eyewitness: 'Debris Falling From Sky'... All City Bridges and Tunnels Closed... Number of people aboard unknown... 12 buildings on ground burning...

 

There are two crash sites ... one where the engine landed and where the actual place landed - according to Guliani.

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Originally posted by Fox Mulder

they are saying that witnesses saw an explosion before it crashed.

 

So that leads my mind in the direction of either a bomb or a total mechanical failure. Considering the times we are living in ... I can't help but think about the former.

 

Ugh.

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Guest bumdigger

isn't it the 2 month date since the 911 attacks?

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After I saw that on the news, I wondered if there was a possiblity of sabotage....great, here comes the hunt for the black box....what can we find out this time?

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Guest Dusty Lipschitz

i need my people from queens to check in

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Guest bumdigger

but today's also vet day a little weird don't ya think

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Guest Dusty Lipschitz

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 — An American Airlines flight from New York to the Dominican Republic crashed shortly after takeoff from John F. Kennedy on Monday, and at least four homes reportedly were on fire in the Queens section of New York City.

 

 

THE AIRBUS A300 crashed shortly after 9 a.m. in the Rockaways section of Queens on Long Island, sending up a thick plume of black smoke that could be seen miles away.

Bill Schumann of the Federal Aviation Administration said there was no immediate indication of what caused the crash and other U.S. government officials told NBC News there was no evidence to suggest that terrorists brought down the jet.

Schumann said the plane could hold up to 275 passengers, and crashed about five miles from Kennedy Airport. There was no immediate indication how many people were on board the plane.

Sources told NBC News that U.S. military flights on routine patrol over New York City had no indication the jet was in trouble before the crash.

Though there was no suggestion that the crash was caused by terrorists, city officials closed JFK and La Guardia Airport, which also is Queens, were shut the subway and all bridges and tunnels as a precaution.

A witness, Debby Ciuffo, told NBC affiliate WNYC that it appeared that an engine on the plane exploded before the crash.

“It started spinning and went nose down (into the ground),” she said.

The flight was scheduled to leave at 8:00 a.m. but the takeoff was delayed until 9:15 a.m.

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Guest Dusty Lipschitz

alot of news sites are jammed so i'm posting a few i can reach here...

 

N E W Y O R K, Nov. 12 — An American Airlines jet departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport crashed in a heavily populated section of the New York City borough of Queens at 9:17 a.m. ET, emergency officials said. There were no confirmed reports on the number of passengers and crew on board.

 

 

The jet, an Airbus A300, departed JFK at 9:15 a.m., officials said, when it crashed into an area populated with many homes and businesses. The American Airlines Web site said Flight 587 was headed for Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

According to one federal source, 247 passengers and nine crew were on board the jet. There were no explanations for the crash.

 

The plane crashed in the Rockaways section of Queens. Thick black smoke could be seen billowing above the crash site for miles and several buildings were said to be on fire. Emergency crews raced to the scene, and fire crews were battling dozens of small structure fires on the ground as well as training several heavy water lines on the main body of fire.

 

Jackie Power, an eyewitness, said she and her husband were walking their dog on this clear morning in Rockaway when she reported seeing an explosion and flash on the right side of the plane where the wing meets the fuselage, and the the plane just plunged straight down.

 

"There was what looked liked fire or an explosion and debris fell from that side of the plane and it just plummeted and we heard this enormous crash," she said. "I've never seen anything so terrible."

 

Another eyewitness said he saw an engine falling off before the plane hit the ground.

 

Harriet Cohen, a Queens resident who lives near the airport and about 10 blocks from the crash site, said she was eating breakfast in her home when she thought she heard the Concorde leaving the airport. After hearing a terrible bang, she told her husband: "Oh my, I think it must have broken the sound barrier." But then the house shook, Cohen said. "I looked outside, and 10 blocks from us, there was black thick smoke rising up into the sky."

 

Minutes after the crash, all three New York City-area airports — Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark — were closed. Airports in Washington, D.C., remained open.

 

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani canceled his morning events and headed to the scene. The incident comes two months after two hijacked jets rammed into the World Trade Center in Manhattan killing about 4,500.

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Guest imported_SecretAgentX9

ok, this is getting really old really quick. my ulcer is punching itself right now.

walking down 47th st to work i am hearing mad planes (fighters) not knowing what they are or what is going on.. now i know.. fucking hell, so now im stuck in my cube staring at the grey walls with more police outside than i know what to do with.

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Guest Dusty Lipschitz

should i stop posting this ish?

 

American Airlines Flight 587 crashes on takeoff in NYC borough of Queens

 

The flight, an Airbus A300 left JFK airport for Dominican Republic

 

NYC Port Authority: 246 passengers, 9 crew

 

Firefighter reports engine fell from plane, others report explosion

 

NYC Mayor Giuliani says two crash sites; 12 buildings affected

 

All NYC area airports closed, bridges and tunnels leading into city closed

 

New York Fire Department dispatches 44 trucks, 200 firefighters

 

The Pentagon said surveillance flights in the area; no unusual activity reported

 

American Airlines information number: 1-800-245-0999

 

 

 

Asked if terrorism was suspected, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Bill Schumann said, "All options are open at this time. We have very limited information."

 

The United Nations went into a partial lockdown after the crash. No cars or pedestrians were allowed to enter the United Nations, which is holding the high-level General Assembly debate.

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Guest imported_SecretAgentX9

Re: should i stop posting this ish?

 

Originally posted by Dusty Lipschitz

The United Nations went into a partial lockdown after the crash. No cars or pedestrians were allowed to enter the United Nations, which is holding the high-level General Assembly debate.

 

i am looking at this lockdown as we speak..

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Guest Are2

.....christ almighty..what the fuck can i say?

 

terrorist or no, this is incredibly sad

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