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Updated: 10:46 a.m. EST (1546 GMT) -- 12 November 2001

  • American Airlines Flight 587 crashes on takeoff in NYC borough of Queens
  • FAA: Airbus A300 from JFK airport to Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • NYC Port Authority: 246 passengers, 9 crew
  • Firefighter reports engine fell from plane, others report explosion
  • NYC Mayor Giuliani says two crash sites; 12 buildings affected
  • All NYC area airports closed, bridges and tunnels leading into city closed
  • New York Fire Department dispatches 44 trucks, 200 firefighters
  • The Pentagon said surveillance flights in the area; no unusual activity reported
  • American Airlines information number: 1-800-245-0999

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