September11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4501 times:
I was flying that day on TWA from DFW to CMH via STL. I think the crash happened after my plane took off from DFW. In STL, I could tell it was not a normal day, speaking of sad behavior by airport people. I did not know until I received the news when I got to CMH.
... here are Airliners.net photos of AA587 crash scene ...
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13115 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4428 times:
Thank you for posting this reminder of this terrible crash. It is one who's cause is deeply debated many times here on these boards, especially as to A vs. B, training of the AA pilots, as well as maintenance, design and wake turbulance issues.
It's occurance only about 2 months after the terror of 9/11 raised great fears of another terror attack for several hours. While it was fortunate that is wasn't a terror attack, it was still terrorizing to the passangers on their way to the Dominican Republic whom were all killed as well as the deaths and property damage on the ground.
I believe a monunment/memorial has be built and dedicated near it's site, earlier this year.
JAXFLL From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4348 times:
I was flying from STL-MCO that day. I was sitting at STL when they started canceling all the flights going to NYC area airports. I was sitting at the end of the C concourse (where the international arrivals used to be). After the announcement, I walked over to one of the bars that had a TV and I saw on TV what was going on. Since this wasn't long after 9/11, I was concerned that all air traffic would be stopped again, and I would not get to MCO. I had an interview that day. There were a lot of tense people in the airport that day.
MarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4285 times:
I remember I was in my office, and when the news spreaded the office had a buzz, a negative one, of course... 9/11 was fresh in memory, and everyone was paranoid. Thankfully, it wasn't one, but still a painful reminder...
Wdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4282 times:
I was getting a mold of my mouth at the orthodontist, when the "Breaking News" came up the damn nurse basically pushed the mold down my throat and made me choke. I thought I was about to die. But ya, sad indeed about the crash.
S5FA170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4134 times:
I flew out of JFK this morning, to SAT. I knew it was the anniversary and used the time I had to myself in my jumpseat before take-off paying my respects to the victims of the crash. It was surely on my mind during the take-off and climbout this morning. Ironically, an AA A-300 departed directly before us.
May those victims continue to rest in peace, and may their families and friends continue to heal and move-on.
EALflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4037 times:
I was on a very early AA flight (737-800) from ORD to LGA that Monday morning. At LGA I got on a bus to Grand Central, and we were still in Queens when all of a sudden every cell phone on the bus started ringing, and I had a suspicion something wasn't right. This being 9 weeks after 9/11, in an instant the entire city was put on alert - all bridge, tunnels, etc. were shut, and we ended up finding a subway a few hours later to get into Manhattan. My family was on a later flight from ORD, and heard at the airport only that it was in New York and involved AA -- they feared the worst... It had taken me 2 months to convince my wife to get on a plane after 9/11, so this was quite traumatic. RIP, fellow travelers.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12146 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3886 times:
That was another bright sunny morning, with nothing but blue skys, and a black column of smoke coming, again, from NYC. I was at work at DFW, as I was the morning of 9/11.
We were watching the events on the TV in the Airport Operations Center (AOC). I called the AA tower to try to get additional information, they already knew the flight number, airplane type, SOBs, etc. They dispatched the flight. The AA Tower was in a very sad mood, but none of us knew the cause, then. The thought of another 9/11 was discussed between the AA Tower and me. I told them I would put an off ramp aircraft parking plan together, if we needed it.