2006-11-10 / Community

Five Years Later,Memories Of AA 587 Crash Remain

Rockaway Commemorates Deadly Crash This Sunday

Five years ago this Sunday, American Airlines Flight 587 with 260 souls on board crashed into the intersection of Newport Avenue and Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Belle Harbor. In addition to those on board, five local residents died when more than a dozen homes at the crash site were set on fire and destroyed. This year, a new memorial will be dedicated at Beach 116 Street.

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