Flight 587

Flight 587: Marking 12 years since the tragedy
Flight 587: Marking 12 years since the tragedy
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/12/2013 at 1:00PM

Twelve years ago, Flight 587 crashed and took the lives of hundreds. Today, loved ones left behind said the pain never goes away. “The time passes, but the pain is still there in your heart,” said Anne Espinal, who gathered with others at the flight memorial site on Tuesday. Espinal lost her mother in the [...]

Loved ones mark 11th anniversary of Flight 587 crash
Loved ones mark 11th anniversary of Flight 587 crash
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/12/2012 at 5:15PM

As Queens still recovers from Sandy, those who lost loved ones from the Flight 587 crash gathered to mark the 11th anniversary of the tragedy Monday. On November 12, 2001, the American Airlines flight to the Dominican Republic crashed over Belle Harbor shortly after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing 260 aboard and [...]

Flight 587 ten years later: Holidays without a loved one
Flight 587 ten years later: Holidays without a loved one
News Melissa Chan 11/14/2011 at 3:54PM

For Angilda Delacruz, 21, without her aunt and godmother Magnolia Pena, the upcoming holidays are the toughest part of the year. “When we were little, we would always go to her house, and she would always have these baked cakes ready and chocolate lollipops in her fridge. We would always get in trouble for stealing [...]

A child remembers the parents she lost on Flight 587
A child remembers the parents she lost on Flight 587
News Melissa Chan 11/14/2011 at 3:44PM

Kiana Jorge was only five years old when she lost both of her parents, Lialette Yesenia Batista Ramirez and Jose Manuel Ramirez, who were passengers on Flight 587. “It seems like yesterday that I was five. That’s all I remember,” she said. Now 15, she said her family makes sure their memories live on by [...]

Flight 587 remembered 10 years later
Flight 587 remembered 10 years later
News Melissa Chan 11/14/2011 at 12:26PM

Click here to view our Flight 587 memorial gallery. Ten years may have passed since the tragic crash of Flight 587, but hundreds of loved ones who gathered to mourn at the memorial site remember as if it was yesterday. “After 10 years, we still have open wounds from what happened,” said Rafael Almonte, who [...]