The airliner's two engines also separated from the aircraft before impact due to the intense forces. == Aircraft and crew == The accident aircraft, registration was an Airbus A300B4-605R delivered new to American Airlines in 1988.
This, coupled with two events earlier in the life of the aircraft, namely delamination in part of the vertical stabilizer prior to its delivery from Airbus's Toulouse factory, and an encounter with heavy turbulence in 1994, caused investigators to examine the use of composites.
The main rationale for their position came from a 1997 report that referenced 10 incidents in which A300 tail fins had been stressed beyond their design limitation. Airbus charged that the crash was mostly American Airlines' fault, arguing that the airline did not train its pilots properly about the characteristics of the rudder.
On November 12, 2001, the Airbus A300B4-605R flying the route crashed into the neighborhood of Belle Harbor, on the Rockaway Peninsula of Queens, New York City shortly after takeoff.
The family crisis center later moved to the Javits Center in Manhattan. === Cultural background === In 2001, 51 weekly direct flights were made between JFK and the Dominican Republic, with additional flights in December.
In May 2002, a Kuwaiti national named Mohammed Jabarah agreed to cooperate with investigators as part of a plea bargain.
According to this lieutenant, Jdey's bomb had successfully blown up Flight 587, while Reid's attempt had been foiled. In May 2002, a Canadian government memorandum repeated the claims suggesting that Jdey had a role in the crash, while conceding that the reliability of the source of that information — Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lieutenant — was unknown.
It was dedicated on November 12, 2006, the fifth anniversary of the accident, in a ceremony attended by then-Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg.
A 2006 episode of the National Geographic Channel program Seconds From Disaster examined the Flight 587 accident in detail.
A 2006 episode of Modern Marvels on The History Channel aired an episode entitled "Engineering Disasters 20", which featured detailed information on Flight 587.
Atop the memorial is a quotation, in both Spanish and English, from Dominican poet Pedro Mir, reading "Después no quiero más que paz" (which translates to "Afterwards I want nothing more than peace.") In a ceremony held on May 6, 2007, at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, 889 unidentified fragments of human remains of the victims of the crash were entombed in a group of four mausoleum crypts. == Documentaries == Several documentaries have been made concerning the accident.
A 2011 episode of Why Planes Crash featured Flight 587.
Dominicans continued to book travel on the flights until American Airlines ended services between JFK and Santo Domingo on April 1, 2013. === Memorial === A memorial was constructed in Rockaway Park, the community adjoining Belle Harbor to the east, in memory of the 265 victims of the crash.
The Discovery Channel Canada / National Geographic series Mayday (also called Air Crash Investigation or Air Emergency) dramatized the accident in a 2014 episode titled "Queens Catastrophe".
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