Published November 12, 2013
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings — including those at UB — be flown at half-mast on Nov. 12 in remembrance of the 12th anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in Belle Harbor, Queens.
Just months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Flight 587
crashed into the residential neighborhood of Belle Harbor shortly
after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport en route
to Las Americas International Airport, Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic. All 260 passengers aboard the Airbus A300-600 aircraft,
as well as five residents on the ground were killed in what was the
second-deadliest airline crash to occur on U.S. soil.