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Saturday is 10th anniversary of Flight 587 crash

Friday, November 11, 2011

A ceremony will be held Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the crash of Flight 587 in Belle Harbor, Queens.

The American Airlines flight was headed from Kennedy Airport to the Dominican Republic when it went down on Nov. 12, 2001.

The crash killed 260 people on board and five people on the ground. The disaster jarred a city still raw and fearful just two months after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

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The ceremony will be held Saturday morning at the Flight 587 Memorial in Queens.

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