2001-11-17 / Front Page

Front Page . . . . November 17, 2001

To Those We Have Lost

      This issue of The Wave is dedicated to the five local men and women who were lost when Flight 587 crashed into the streets of Belle Harbor and to the 265 people who lost their lives aboard that flight.

Flashbacks to September 11 From Rockaway Crash

      Even now, almost a week after that fateful Monday morning when American Airlines Flight 587 dropped into Belle Harbor streets, people still search the sky when they hear an aircraft above them.

Pataki Comes To Rockaway
By Gary G. Toms

      New York State Governor George Pataki arrived in the Rockaway area to tour the crash site of American Airlines flight 587, a day after the horrific event. As the chopper landed on Beach Channel Drive, between 127 and 128 Street, Pataki was greeted by a number of residents from the community, media representatives and law enforcement officials.

Need Crash Assistance?

      The Wave has received many telephone calls, letters and E-mails offering help to those who were devastated by the crash of Flight 587 into the Belle Harbor community. Among those who have offered help are the Saks Fifth Avenue department store and many individuals in the tri-state area. Those in need of assistance in the form of clothing, toys, and other necessities of life should contact The Wave at 634-4000 and this paper will facilitate the assistance needed.

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