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  • Flight AA587 Significance of dates

    09/04/2004 8:21:49 PM PDT · by Phil from Oz · 7 replies · 1,108+ views
    New York Times ^ | 05-Sep-2004 | Phil Auckland
    THE TRADE CENTER VERDICT: THE OVERVIEW; 'MASTERMIND' AND DRIVER FOUND GUILTY IN 1993 PLOT TO BLOW UP TRADE CENTER November 13th 1997 By BENJAMIN WEISER (NYT) words Late Edition - Final , Section A , Page 1 , Column 6 DISPLAYING FIRST 50 OF WORDS - Concluding what is likely to be the final major trial in the calamitous explosion at the World Trade Center in 1993, a Federal jury in Manhattan yesterday convicted Ramzi Ahmed Yousef of directing and helping carry out the deadly bomb plot to punish the United States for its support of...
  • Montreal man downed U.S. Plane, CSIS told

    08/27/2004 12:02:32 PM PDT · by Juan Medén · 17 replies · 2,191+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | 8/27/04 | Stewart Bell
    Friday, August 27, 2004 A captured al-Qaeda operative has told Canadian intelligence investigators that a Montreal man who trained in Afghanistan alongside the 9/11 hijackers was responsible for the crash of an American Airlines flight in New York three years ago. Canadian Security Intelligence Service agents were told during five days of interviews with the source that Abderraouf Jdey, a Canadian citizen also known as Farouk the Tunisian, had downed the plane with explosives on Nov. 12, 2001. The source claimed Jdey had used his Canadian passport to board Flight 587 and "conducted a suicide mission" with a small bomb...
  • Airplane Maker Airbus Industrie Blames American Airlines for 2001 NYC Crash That Killed 265

    03/20/2003 1:00:18 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 22 replies · 401+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - Airplane maker Airbus Industrie blamed American Airlines in court papers for "improper" flight operations that it said caused Flight 587 to crash in 2001, killing 265 people. The papers, filed this month in federal court in Manhattan, said the airline "failed to operate the aircraft in the manner that was foreseeable and normal or intended by Airbus." "Nothing Airbus did or failed to do caused the accident or any harm or injury to the plaintiffs," the court papers say, referring to the victims of the crash. An Airbus A300-600 crashed on Nov. 12, 2001, minutes after...
  • Open Letter to NTSB - re: Flight 587 Debris Field in Jamaica Bay and Other Debris on Land

    12/06/2002 4:15:15 PM PST · by Beach_Babe · 43 replies · 1,443+ views
    USRead; emails ^ | 12/5/02 | Victor Trombettas
    From: victor@usread.com [mailto:victor@usread.com] Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 4:33 PM To: Ted Lopatkiewicz Subject: Open Letter in Re Jamaica Bay Pictures & Other Debris To Whom It May Concern At The NTSB:U.S.Read and The Wave are requesting the following from the NTSB related to the debris field in Jamaica Bay, and debris found on land a distance from the crash site: 1. Make available all photographs and video NTSB may possess taken in Jamaica Bay on November 12th, 2001 2. The Public Information Division (DCPI) at the NYPD, has stated to U.S.Read that they will not release any photographs or...
  • AMERICAN BARES E-MAIL IN BID TO PIN FLT. 587 BLAME ON AIRBUS

    11/01/2002 1:46:01 AM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 271+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/01/02 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>November 1, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - American Airlines yesterday released an embarrassing e-mail aimed at pinning blame for last year's deadly crash of Flight 587 on Airbus, the French company that built the plane.</p> <p>The scuffle over a 5-year-old e-mail came on the third day of a federal hearing into the flight, which was headed from JFK Airport to the Dominican Republic on Nov. 12 when it abruptly lost altitude and crashed into Belle Harbor in Queens, killing 265 people.</p>
  • PILOTS' FINAL AGONY (Flight 587)

    10/30/2002 12:55:14 AM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 254+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/30/02 | ADAM MILLER
    <p>The pilots of doomed Flight 587 were unaware the tail had snapped off as they desperately battled to control the plane before it made its death dive in Queens, chilling cockpit voice recordings released yesterday show.</p> <p>The recordings, released by the National Transportation Safety Board at the start of four days of public hearings in Washington, D.C. - which are being attended by scores of victims' families - shed little light on the tragedy.</p>
  • Pilots of Doomed Jet Unaware Tail Fin Fell Off

    10/29/2002 10:32:36 AM PST · by kattracks · 58 replies · 484+ views
    Reuters | 10/29/02 | John Crawley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crew of a doomed American Airlines jetliner apparently was unaware the tail fin had fallen off as they struggled to control the plane before it crashed last year into a New York neighborhood, killing 265 in the second-worst U.S. aviation disaster.Cockpit voice recordings released by the National Transportation Safety Board at the start of public hearings into the crash shed little light on the cause of the disaster. But they established a critical time line for events and illustrated the dramatic final seconds of Flight 587, an Airbus A300-600. Safety board investigators are probing a...
  • Flight 587 probe focusing on what made tail fall off

    10/29/2002 1:57:47 AM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 702+ views
    AP | 10/29/02 | LESLIE MILLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The investigation into the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in New York last year involves many complex technical questions that can be boiled down to a simple query: What caused the tail to snap off? The Nov. 12 crash, the second deadliest on U.S. soil, killed all 260 people on the European Airbus A300-600 and five people on the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board's four-day public hearing on the accident begins Tuesday. NTSB spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz said the agency probably won't decide the probable cause of the crash until next year. It was the first...
  • FLIGHT 587---Shame, Shame

    10/17/2002 3:30:07 PM PDT · by JohnFiorentino · 62 replies · 1,702+ views
    USRead ^ | 10/17/02 | Victor Trombettas
    October 17, 2002 Shame, Shame by Victor Trombettas Shame ... on whatever "investigators" leaked the five year old story of Sten Molin. Shame ... on the New York Times for printing something not "fit to print", and for not asking the appropriate follow up questions, and for helping to defame, post mortem, a highly respected, much loved young man. The New York Times reported on October 16th that Sten Molin, the First Officer and Pilot of Flight 587, had a "history of overreacting to wake turbulence" when he used to fly the Boeing 727 series back in 1997. There's a...
  • N.Y. City Council Holds Hearings onTWA 800 and Flight 587

    09/19/2002 2:49:27 AM PDT · by JohnFiorentino · 12 replies · 309+ views
    US Read ^ | 9/19/02 | John Fiorentino
    September 18, 2002 New York City Council Hearings on Flight 587 Part 1 by Victor Trombettas On August 19th, I was contacted by the Office of New York City Council Member, Miguel Martinez, who had proposed a resolution calling on the House of Representatives to appoint the appropriate Committee to oversee, and hold hearings into, the Flight 587 investigation, the safety of the Airbus A300-600, and pilot training. Mr. Martinez, represents the Manhattan District which is home to many families who suffered the loss loved ones on Flight 587. I've met several families who had found usread.com, and some I...
  • FLIGHT 587 JET A 'TIME BOMB': MAG

    08/06/2002 1:46:30 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 180+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/06/02 | ALY SUJO
    <p>August 6, 2002 -- The American Airlines jet that crashed in Queens last November was a "high-tech time bomb" that likely crashed because of long-standing technical flaws and not because of air turbulence or pilot error, a new report finds.</p>
  • A Wave Exclusive . Flight 587 Witnesses Speak Out At Wave Sponsored Meeting

    07/18/2002 10:40:32 PM PDT · by Beach_Babe · 31 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Wave ^ | 07/20/2002
    A number of witnesses to the final moments of American Airlines Flight 587 before it corkscrewed down into Belle Harbor came to the Beach Club last week for a meeting sponsored by The Wave and hosted by Kenny and Steve Good, the proprietors of the restaurant. Many of them told their stories. Some filled out witness statements provided by the newspaper. In this first of a series of articles about the witnesses, here is what some of those eyewitnesses told The Wave: James P. Conrad Brooklyn Conrad was on Rockaway Point Boulevard at the Fort Tilden traffic light. His attention...
  • Witness Tampering Alleged in Flt. 587 Probe

    07/16/2002 2:35:52 PM PDT · by goody2shooz · 78 replies · 541+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 7/16/02 | Carl Limbacher & Staff
    A group of eyewitnesses to the Nov. 12 crash of American Airlines Flight 587 are charging that the National Transportation Safety Board has engaged in deliberate cover-up; complaining that investigators have ignored their accounts of a fiery midair explosion and even tried to persuade some of them to change their story. "The plane was definitely on fire. It was in the middle of the plane," said Maureen Hager, a flight attendant who watched Flt. 587 crash from her apartment window in Belle Harbor, New York. She told the New York Daily News that crash investigators tried to get her to...
  • Flight 587 Update - Witness Reliability (rebuttle to NYT article!)

    06/26/2002 12:30:25 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies · 287+ views
    U.S. Read ^ | 6/25/2002 | Victor Trombettas
    The New York Times ran a piece on June 23rd related to the Flight 587 investigation titled "For Air Crash Detectives, Seeing Isn't Believing" making the case that in addition to offering little if any useful information, eyewitnesses offer such contradictory accounts, as to render them useless.   Since TWA Flight 800, it's long been known by those close to the NTSB, those who have read their TWA Flight 800 Final Report, and those who listened to the NTSB at Press Conferences after Flight 587 crashed in Belle Harbor, that witness are viewed by the NTSB as "notoriously unreliable"....
  • For Air Crash Detectives, Seeing Isn't Believing

    06/26/2002 12:24:25 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies · 445+ views
    New York Times via TWA800.com ^ | 6/23/2002 | MATTHEW L. WALD
    HUNDREDS of people watched the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 near Kennedy International Airport in New York on Nov. 12, and in the course of 93 seconds they apparently saw hundreds of different things. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, which announced this month that it had gathered 349 eyewitness accounts through interviews or written statements, 52 percent said they saw a fire while the plane was in the air. The largest number (22 percent) said the fire was in the fuselage, but a majority cited other locations, including the left engine, the right engine, the left wing,...
  • FLT. 587 WITNESSES: IT WAS ABLAZE IN SKY

    06/05/2002 1:29:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 332+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/05/02 | AP
    <p>June 5, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - More than half of the witnesses to November's Flight 587 crash in the Rockaways told National Transportation Safety Board probers they saw a fire while the plane was in the air, it was revealed yesterday.</p>
  • EIGHTH UPDATE ON NTSB INVESTIGATION INTO CRASH OF AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 587

    06/04/2002 7:05:09 PM PDT · by Asmodeus · 22 replies · 303+ views
    NTSB ^ | 4 June 2002 | NTSB
    NTSB AdvisoryNational Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 June 4, 2002 EIGHTH UPDATE ON NTSB INVESTIGATION INTO CRASH OF AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 587 The National Transportation Safety Board today released the following updated information on its investigation of the November 12, 2001, crash of American Airlines flight 587, an Airbus A300-600, in Belle Harbor, New York, which resulted in the deaths of all 260 persons aboard and 5 persons on the ground. Public Hearing The Safety Board has voted to convene a public investigative hearing on the crash of flight 587. It will be held in Washington, D.C. in October....
  • Over 180 Witnesses Saw Midair Fire Before Flight 587 Crashed

    06/04/2002 3:13:49 PM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 501+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 6/04/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Most of the eyewitnesses to last November's crash of American Airlines Flight 587 have told investigators they saw fire and/or smoke aboard the doomed plane before it plummeted into a residential neighborhood in Rockaway, N.Y., the National Transportation Safety Board announced on Tuesday. Of 349 crash witnesses interviewed by the NTSB, 52 percent - or 181 people - said they saw flames coming from the fuselage as the Airbus 300's vertical stabilizer and engines came off. Another 22 percent of witnesses interviewed reported seeing smoke but no flames before Flight 587 crashed. Only 20 percent said they saw neither...
  • TEARS AND PRAYER AT FLIGHT 587 OBSERVANCE

    05/13/2002 1:18:08 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 192+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/13/02 | IKIMULISA SOCKWELL-MASON
    <p>May 13, 2002 -- Overcast skies and a light drizzle provided a dreary backdrop yesterday as grieving relatives and friends gathered at a vacant spot in Queens where a jetliner went down six months ago, killing 265 people.</p> <p>Dozens of relatives of those on ill-fated Flight 587 joined residents of the community on the solemn Mother's Day morning in Belle Harbor in a lot where homes once stood.</p>
  • Flight 587 Crash Probe Inconclusive

    05/03/2002 8:33:00 PM PDT · by John W · 66 replies · 275+ views
    CNN ^ | May 3, 2002 | CNN
    <p>HAMPTON, Virginia (CNN) -- Reporters got their first look Friday at a tail fin believed to have played a significant role in last year's crash of a jet minutes after takeoff from New York. But researchers said they have not yet found the cause of the deadly accident.</p>
  • T Tail's Tale: Flight 587 & American Airlines' Airbuses

    04/01/2002 4:14:40 AM PST · by Beenliedto · 3 replies · 234+ views
    Avweb | April 1, 2002 | Staff
    A TAIL'S TALE: FLIGHT 587 & AMERICAN AIRLINES' AIRBUSES... While the NTSB continues its investigation of the crash of American Airlines 587, which killed 265 last year, more than 60 pilots for American have signed on to ground the carrier's entire A300 fleet. AA is the only U.S. passenger carrier that flies the A300-600, operating about 34. The concerned 60, who represent about 15 percent of all pilots flying the jets for AA, seem to carry the strongest opinion on the matter. The Allied Pilots Association (APA) last week issued a statement stating that "... the union's leadership still has...
  • Pilots Ask for Airbus Investigation

    03/27/2002 11:23:26 PM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 352+ views
    AP | 3/28/02 | JONATHAN D. SALANT
    WASHINGTON, Mar 28, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Federal safety officials are reviewing a request by some American Airlines pilots to ground the Airbus A300-600, one of which crashed in New York last year. Spokesmen for the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board said they have received a 70-page report from the pilots. "Serious consideration must be given to grounding the entire A300-600 fleet until its airworthiness can be assured," said a letter accompanying the report, signed by eight pilots. A copy of the report was obtained by The Associated Press. American Airlines and Airbus Industries...
  • Test Reveals Problem With Tail on Another American Airlines' Airbus Jet

    03/12/2002 10:08:58 PM PST · by Rokke · 47 replies · 530+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11 Mar 2002 | Lynn Lunsford
    Monday March 11, 3:34 pm Eastern TimeTest Reveals Problem With Tail on Another American Airlines' Airbus Jet By: J. Lynn Lunsford, Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal DALLAS -- Testing on the tail fin of a second American Airlines Airbus A300 involved in an in-flight upset in 1997 has turned up problems with the all- composite tail that could provide clues about what caused another American jetliner to crash in November. The tests, which were the result of the ongoing investigation into the crash of American Flight 587, showed that one of the six lug nuts that holds the...
  • FIFTH UPDATE ON NTSB INVESTIGATION INTO CRASH OF AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 587

    02/25/2002 6:53:56 PM PST · by Asmodeus · 37 replies · 446+ views
    NTSB Advisory National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 February 25, 2002 FIFTH UPDATE ON NTSB INVESTIGATION INTO CRASH OF AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 587 The National Transportation Safety Board today released the following updated information on its investigation of the November 12, 2001, crash of American Airlines flight 587 in Belle Harbor, New York, which resulted in the deaths of all 260 persons aboard and 5 persons on the ground. Vertical Stabilizer and Rudder Examination continues on the accident aircraft's vertical stabilizer and rudder at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Although the work is still in the ...
  • FLT. 587 TRAGEDY LINGERS IN QNS.

    02/25/2002 5:17:21 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1 replies · 262+ views
    NY POST ^ | 2/25/02 | DAN KADISON
    <p>February 25, 2002 -- Only 11 miles from the Twin Towers site, a Queens neighborhood is struggling to rebuild the city's other Ground Zero as residents wonder if life will ever be the same after the disaster that struck Nov. 12. At 9:16 that morning, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus carrying 260 people from JFK to the Dominican Republic, smashed into Belle Harbor, killing everyone aboard and five people on the ground.</p>
  • 'Tower ... there's an aircraft crashing'

    02/20/2002 11:31:04 PM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 242+ views
    USA Today ^ | 2/20/02 | Alan Levin
    <p>WASHINGTON — The morning routine above John F. Kennedy International Airport was shattered Nov. 12 when a voice burst onto air traffic radio. "Tower, look ... to the south, there's an aircraft crashing," an unidentified man, possibly a pilot on another flight, said at 9:16:13 a.m. "Say again," replied a female air traffic controller in the airport's tower. "An aircraft just crashed to the south of the field," the man continued. "Affirm a fireball." American Airlines Flight 587, bound from New York City to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, took off less than two minutes before with no sign of trouble. As it flew toward the Belle Harbor section of Queens, the jet maneuvered violently, and its 27-foot-high vertical tail fin ripped off. The Airbus A300 plunged to the ground; 265 people died in the crash.</p>
  • FAA releases tapes of doomed American Airlines flight

    02/20/2002 11:00:27 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 38 replies · 307+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2002 | A/P Staff (N/A)
    FAA releases tapes of doomed American Airlines flight 02/20/2002 Associated Press WASHINGTON - Doomed American Airlines Flight 587 took off without problems, though pilots were warned of turbulence from the plane that preceded it in the air, newly released air traffic control tapes show. Related Tape transcript Tapes of conversations between air traffic controllers and crew of the American Airlines Airbus A300-600 showed no problems until a voice is heard saying that the plane was descending to the ground. The tapes, released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board, do not indicate whether the voice was that of a ...
  • Violent movements can severely affect rudders

    02/11/2002 2:46:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 13 replies · 234+ views
    USA Today ^ | 2/10/02 | Alan Levin
    <p>WASHINGTON — The rudders on Airbus A300s, including the one that crashed in New York City in November, might be more susceptible to violent movement that can tear a tail off commercial jets, federal safety investigators say.</p> <p>The National Transportation Safety Board said Friday that the tails of all jets can break off with violent rudder movement and that the Federal Aviation Administration should warn pilots against taking excessive rudder action.</p>
  • WARNING TO PILOTS: WATCH YOUR TAIL!

    02/09/2002 2:24:19 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 200+ views
    New York Post ^ | Saturday, February 9, 2002 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON - Federal safety officials said yesterday that pilots who find it necessary to take sudden, evasive maneuvers in a terrorist scenario should remain vigilant about the pressure they apply to rudders.</p> <p>"Certain rudder inputs . . . during certain stages of a flight can cause catastrophic failure of an airplane's vertical stabilizer," said Marion Blakey, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board.</p>
  • Safety investigators still pursuing cause of Flight 587 crash

    02/08/2002 8:23:18 AM PST · by Native American Female Vet · 24 replies · 407+ views
    AP | 2/8/02 | Jennifer Loven
    Safety investigators still pursuing cause of Flight 587 crash By Jennifer Loven, Associated Press, 2/8/2002 11:52 WASHINGTON (AP) Federal aviation safety officials said Friday they have not yet identified the cause of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 last November but said pilots should be vigilant about the pressure they apply to rudders. ''Certain rudder inputs by pilots made during certain stages of a flight can cause catastrophic failure of an airplane's vertical stabilizer,'' Marion Blakey, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told a news conference. Blakey said the concern was about all aircraft, not just the Airbus ...
  • Flight 587 - Swaying Rudder May Imperil Jets

    02/07/2002 8:57:25 AM PST · by Asmodeus · 50 replies · 259+ views
    Tail sections on most, if not all, large jets can be sheared off by certain rudder movements WASHINGTON -- Investigators trying to figure out why the tail fin broke off of an American Airlines jet last November have reached a conclusion that many pilots and others find startling: The tail sections on most, if not all, large jets can be sheared off by certain rudder movements. On American Flight 587, the 27-foot-high tail fin tore loose after a series of violent rudder swings back and forth. The rudder is a panel at the rear of a jet's tail that allows ...
  • Second-hand aircraft parts scam linked to 10 air crashes

    01/29/2002 4:48:35 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 263+ views
    Guardian/UK ^ | 1/29/02 | Philip Willan in Rome and Julian Borger in Washington
    As many as 10 recent air crashes, including the American Airlines disaster in New York last November, could have been linked to a newly uncovered scam by which old and faulty aircraft parts were sold as new, it was revealed yesterday. In what is being described as a scandal which will "shake the whole aviation world", investigators claim to have uncovered a multimillion pound bogus parts business which could affect more than 1,000 aircraft. Yesterday it emerged that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a warning to 167 countries over the potential danger caused by the scam. And ...
  • AIRBUS WOES WERE OPEN SECRET, SAYS ATTENDANT

    01/28/2002 11:52:17 PM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 209+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/29/02 | JOHN LEHMANN
    <p>January 29, 2002 -- American Airlines has known for more than 10 years that its Airbus A300s have a tail problem that causes violent reactions to turbulence, says a former flight attendant, who was severely injured on a plane similar to the one that crashed in Belle Harbor.</p>
  • CAMERA CAUGHT FLT. 587 CRASH

    01/28/2002 12:37:48 AM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 371+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/28/02 | JOHN LEHMANN and DAN MANGAN
    <p>January 28, 2002 -- Federal investigators probing the November crash of Flight 587 into the Rockaways are studying photos taken from an area tollbooth that capture the plane's fateful plunge.</p> <p>And Italian police are investigating whether aircraft parts sold by a company suspected of fraud played a role in the disaster and an earlier plane crash in Italy.</p>
  • Police link New York air crash to suspect parts scam in Italy

    01/27/2002 6:47:41 PM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Independent/UK ^ | 1/27/02 | James Palmer
    The FBI has begun a criminal investigation into the Airbus crash in November last year that killed 265 people in New York. Thousands of used aircraft parts have been seized by police in Italy. Italian and American investigators are exploring a link between the alleged sale by three companies based in Rome of second-hand parts to national and international airlines and two air crashes – the one in the New York suburb of Queens and a domestic airline accident near Genoa in 1999, in which four died. Preliminary evidence in the case of the American Airlines Airbus A300 that nosedived ...
  • Second Video of Flight 587 Casts Doubt on Crash Probe

    01/27/2002 11:38:36 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 55 replies · 492+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Jan. 27, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    News that a second toll booth video camera captured doomed American Airlines Flight 587's breakup moments after its Nov. 12 takeoff from New York's JFK airport raises new questions about the candor and thoroughness of investigators conducting the probe into the disaster. Time.com reported Sunday that National Transportation Safety Board investigators "last week got their first look at a remarkable videotape of the deadly accident." Time adds: "This is the second video record the board has obtained of the crash, but the first one was virtually useless because the plane could be seen only as a tiny speck." In ...
  • Flight 587: Video May Hold the Key

    01/27/2002 6:28:55 AM PST · by Red Jones · 4 replies · 265+ views
    Time.com ^ | January 27, 2002 | Sally B. Donnelly
    Flight 587: Video May Hold the Key BY SALLY B. DONNELLY Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 Frustrated investigators looking into the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 have an important new piece of evidence. Government sources tell Time that analysts at the National Transportation Safety Board last week got their first look at a remarkable videotape of the deadly accident. Recorded by a surveillance camera at a New York City area tollbooth, the tape captures nearly the entire catastrophe that sent the Airbus A300 crashing into a residential neighborhood in Queens less than 3 min. after takeoff from John F. Kennedy ...
  • Flight 587: Video May Hold the Key

    01/27/2002 6:24:45 AM PST · by SubMareener · 4 replies · 262+ views
    Time On-Line via Drudge ^ | Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 | SALLY B. DONNELLY
    ..snip.. Recorded by a surveillance camera at a New York City area tollbooth, the tape captures nearly the entire catastrophe that sent the Airbus A300 crashing into a residential neighborhood in Queens less than 3 min. after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on Nov. 12. According to an NTSB source, the plane can be seen "flying along normally and intact, and suddenly things start to go very wrong." The video records the plane as it begins its descent. ... Snip ..
  • Flight 587: Video May Hold the Key

    01/27/2002 6:30:20 AM PST · by flamefront · 27 replies · 398+ views
    Time via Drudge | Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 | SALLY B. DONNELLY
    Frustrated investigators looking into the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 have an important new piece of evidence. Government sources tell Time that analysts at the National Transportation Safety Board last week got their first look at a remarkable videotape of the deadly accident. Recorded by a surveillance camera at a New York City area tollbooth, the tape captures nearly the entire catastrophe that sent the Airbus A300 crashing into a residential neighborhood in Queens less than 3 min. after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on Nov. 12. According to an NTSB source, the plane can be ...
  • Did Ruder Motions Snap Off A300 Fin?

    01/22/2002 6:47:47 PM PST · by Rokke · 65 replies · 376+ views
    Aviation Week ^ | 21 Jan 2002 | Michael Dornheim
    Did Rudder Motions Snap Off A300 Fin? MICHAEL A. DORNHEIM/LOS ANGELES Rudder limiter protects aircraft when flying straight. But pilots should know: In a side slip, 'you're on your own.' Simple rudder motions on the Airbus A300-600R, the aircraft type in the American Airlines Flight 587 crash, can create forces exceeding ultimate load on the vertical stabilizer and possibly break it off, according to an engineering analysis by Aviation Week &amp; Space Technology. The study was prompted by the loss of the A300 last Nov. 12 after takeoff from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, but the principle ...
  • Investigators Find Flight 587 Tail Came Apart

    01/15/2002 6:51:07 PM PST · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 238+ views
    TBO/AP ^ | 1/15/02 | Jonathan D. Salant
    Investigators Find Flight 587 Tail Came Apart By Jonathan D. Salant Associated Press Writer Published: Jan 15, 2002 WASHINGTON (AP) - Layers of the tail of crashed American Airlines Flight 587 have peeled away, investigators said Tuesday. But they said they did not know if the problem contributed to the Nov. 12 crash or occurred after the tail hit the ground. In an update of its investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board said it was studying the tail and rudder to see if they had any flaws that could have caused the fiery crash into New York City's quiet Rockaway ...
  • Fight 587 Disaster: Should We Suspect Terrorism?

    01/15/2002 5:57:51 AM PST · by truthandlife · 7 replies · 310+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 1/14/02 | Dr. Alexandr Nemets and Dr. Thomas Torda
    On Sept. 11, three of the four hijacked aircraft reached their targets. Only one terrorist group failed to accomplish its mission – evidently to destroy the Capitol – and crashed in rural Pennsylvania east of Pittsburgh. President Bush later stated, Heroic passengers took over the terrorists and broke their plans.&quot; Definitely true – but that's not all. Nineteen terrorists divided into four groups carried out the 9-11 attacks. Three groups of five persons each succeeded. One group, including four terrorists only, failed. Could these heroic passengers have stopped five terrorists? It is somewhat doubtful. According to available data, a suicide ...
  • NTSB Standard Investigation Procedure and Flight 587/TWA Flight 800

    01/14/2002 11:19:09 AM PST · by Asmodeus · 12 replies · 403+ views
    NTSB/Various
    THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS The National Transportation Safety Board was established in 1967 to conduct independent investigations of all civil aviation accidents in the United States and major accidents in the other modes of transportation. It is not part of the Department of Transportation, nor organizationally affiliated with any of DOT's modal agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration. The Safety Board has no regulatory or enforcement powers. To ensure that Safety Board investigations focus only on improving transportation safety, the Board's analysis of factual information and its determination of probable cause cannot be entered as evidence in a court of ...
  • Jet crash linked to a failure in the tail [AA Flight 587]

    12/19/2001 7:23:07 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 23 replies · 230+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 12/19/01 | TED SHERMAN
    &nbsp; Jet crash linked to a failure in the tail 12/19/01 BY TED SHERMAN STAR-LEDGER STAFF &nbsp; [New York, NY] -- The tail control surfaces of the doomed American Airlines Airbus A300 that crashed in New York last month malfunctioned during a routine preflight check, investigators revealed yesterday. While they said the problem apparently had been resolved by resetting a computer, a similar American Airlines Airbus was grounded in Lima, Peru, earlier this month after pilots reported the plane had begun &quot;fishtailing&quot; shortly after takeoff. Meanwhile, the European manufacturer of the passenger jet is refurbishing a simulator to examine ...
  • DOOMED AIRPLANE'S RUDDER JERKED THREE TIMES

    11/20/2001 11:49:15 PM PST · by kattracks · 69 replies · 733+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/21/01 | JOHN LEHMANN
    <p>November 21, 2001 -- After nine days of study, investigators probing the crash of Flight 587 have isolated eight seconds of mayhem and three severe rudder movements as holding the key to the disaster.</p> <p>But it will take at least a year before the reasons behind the tragedy are known, the federal safety board in charge of the probe said yesterday.</p>
  • Doomed Jet's Tail Perplexes NTSB

    11/17/2001 9:56:46 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 223 replies · 377+ views
    AP | 11/17/01 | Jonathan D. Salant
    Saturday November 17 1:35 AM ET Doomed Jet's Tail Perplexes NTSB By JONATHAN D. SALANT, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - One aspect of this week's crash of an American Airlines jetliner stands out, aviation experts say: No matter what else went wrong, the tail shouldn't have fallen off. Neither the turbulence from the jumbo jet that took off just before doomed Flight 587, nor pressure put on the rudder by pilots reacting to the wake, should have been strong enough to break off the tail. The Airbus A300 plunged into a New York neighborhood Monday, minutes after taking off ...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • NTSB Rules Out Sabotage On AA Flight 587

    05/10/2002 9:23:01 PM PDT · by Beach_Babe · 66 replies · 624+ views
    The Wave ^ | 5/11/02 | Howard Schwach
    After an intensive investigation of the fuselage and tail of the Airbus A300 that crashed in Belle Harbor in November of 2001, no evidence has been found that the crash was anything but an accident involving the tail section of the aircraft, according to Marion Blakely, the Chairperson for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). "There was no evidence of engine failure, no contact with birds, no fire and no bomb," Blakely told reporters at a press conference held at a NASA facility in Hampton, Virginia. Blakely said that the NTSB is now looking at two possibilities: Either the tail...
  • FLT. 587 CRASH PROBERS: IT WAS JET'S TAIL

    05/04/2002 1:11:03 AM PDT · by kattracks · 68 replies · 654+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/04/02 | AP
    <p>May 4, 2002 -- HAMPTON, Va. - Government investigators are focusing on the tail section of doomed American Airlines Flight 587 after finding no evidence of engine failure, fire or explosives in the aftermath of the New York crash, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said yesterday.</p>
  • FLIGHT 587 WITNESSES BLAST FEDS

    01/07/2002 10:09:49 AM PST · by Beach_Babe · 146 replies · 1,071+ views
    New York Post | January 7, 2002 | John Lehmann
    New Yorkers who believe they saw American Airlines Flight 587 explode in flames before its tail sheared off have accused crash investigators of ignoring their eyewitness accounts and prematurely ruling out a terrorist attack. Six witnesses, including a recently retired police lieutenant, an FDNY deputy chief and a former firefighter, have written to the National Transportation Safety Board demanding they be called to testify at a public hearing. Tom Lynch, 59, a retired firefighter, said he had also spoken to 18 other people who saw the Airbus A300 flying on fire before it crashed into houses in Belle Harbor, ...