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AA-587 Crashed 4 Years Ago Today

Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:35 am

Four years ago today AA-587, an Airbus A-300-605R, crashed shortly after departing JFK, after the tail, then engines came off the airplane.

I'm surprized no one mentioned this on a.net

The airplane crashed into Queens, NY, on Long Island.

265 passangers and crew and another 5 on the ground died in the firery crash.

May they all RIP.
 
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RE: AA-587 Crashed 4 Years Ago Today

Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:03 am

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.

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sad and unfortunate day.
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RE: AA-587 Crashed 4 Years Ago Today

Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:39 am

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.
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RE: AA-587 Crashed 4 Years Ago Today

Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:56 am

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.
 
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RE: AA-587 Crashed 4 Years Ago Today

Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:37 am

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...
 
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RE: AA-587 Crashed 4 Years Ago Today

Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:40 am

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.
 
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RE: AA-587 Crashed 4 Years Ago Today

Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:00 am

It's unbelievable what happened that day.
May the victims rest in peace.
 
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RE: AA-587 Crashed 4 Years Ago Today

Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:09 pm

Thankfully there has been no large airliner attrition with fatalities in North America since that terrible day.
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RE: AA-587 Crashed 4 Years Ago Today

Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:39 pm

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.

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RE: AA-587 Crashed 4 Years Ago Today

Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: AA-587 Crashed 4 Years Ago Today

Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:32 pm

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.

Fortunately we did not.

May all of the 270 rest in peace.