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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: [] 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...

    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, and some I...

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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,...

    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>

    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 ^ | 6/04/02 | Carl Limbacher and 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...

    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>