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New York Marks 10th Anniversary of Flight 587 Crash

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ten years ago, on November 12, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in Belle Harbor, Queens, killing all 260 people on board, and five others on the ground. 

The plane took off from JFK and was bound for the Dominican Republic. El Diario La Prensa journalist Annie Correal has reported on the two communities most affected by the crash -- the Dominican community in Washington Heights and Belle Harbor, the neighborhood at the opposite end of the A Train line in the Rockaways.

She talked with WNYC's Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen about the location of the Flight 587 memorial, and how disputes over compensation divided some victims' families.

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