Who knows what really went down in Queens this morning. But, i myself, couldn't help but remember AA191, also. I don't even want to being to specualte what happened with AA587, but i will tell you this. From what I understand, AA191 had a chance to pull it off if they would have just continued at whatever speed they were at (around 180-200), instead of slow to V2. They thought the engine quit, not that the engine fell off. So they brought the speed back to engine-out speed, which is based on one engine still running, and of course none of that asymmetrical slat retraction that went on. They brought it to a speed which was too slow for stable flight on a damaged and clean wing. When that stalled, combined with the differential thrust on the other side, caused the roll. If they would have maintained their speed, or allowed to -10 to accelerate, that wing, although still pretty useless, might not have stalled. After all, "Vyse" (although it's not called that) for the DC-10 is around 240-250 kts. But you can't blame the crew. They thought the engine flamed-out or whatever, so they did what they had been trained to do. Which was to slow to 165kts or so, or whatever V2 was calculated for that flight.