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De Blasio Pays Tribute To Flight 587 Victims
Mayor de Blasio yesterday paid tribute to the victims and their families at the 16th anniversary of Flight 587 at the Flight 587 Memorial Park in Rockaway Park.
On November 12, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587, departing from New York headed for the Dominican Republic, experienced engine trouble and crashed into a residential neighborhood in the Belle Harbor community of Queens.
Five people on the ground and 260 crew and passengers died as a result of the crash.
In 2006, on the fifth anniversary of the Flight 587 tragedy, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg dedicated the Flight 587 Memorial designed by artist Freddy Rodriguez in Belle Harbor, Queens.