NYPD Drills For Downed Aircraft On Beach 106 Street
A large civilian airliner did not crash on Beach 106 Street early last Tuesday morning, but the New York City Police Department practiced for such an eventuality (all too real after the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 nearly seven years ago), by bringing hundreds of cops and dozens of high-ranking officers to Beach 106 Street - the "crash site." Pictured, officers from all over Queens muster in the parking lot at Beach 94 Street prior to taking up posts around the crash site. Police cars, vans and emergency trucks from all of the Queens Patrol Borough South commands pour into the Beach 94 Street parking lot. The Parks Department building at Beach 106 Street became the on-site command post, crowded with computers, radios and high-ranking NYPD officers. Police Officer Pete Rahaniotis, a former community affairs officer for the 100 Precinct who now works for the Queens South command, was ordered back to Rockaway for the drill. The NYPD's Mobile Command Post stands at Beach 106 Street and Shore Front Parkway.