Today 22 years ago the 2nd deadliest aviation accident on US soil ( not counting 9/11 ) occurred in Belle Harbor, Queens. New York City 🗽🍎 as American Airlines flight 587 from New York’s JFK to Santo Domingo encountered wake turbulence after taking off from a Japan Ailrines Boeing 747, the first officer was WAY TOO aggressive with the rudder which caused the vertical stabilizer to come off which led to a loss of control and a boom into the suburb. All 260 occupants onboard were killed along with 5 on the ground along with 2 dogs making this the US 2nd deadliest aviation accident with American Airlines flight 191 on May 25th, 1979 being the deadliest. As this occurred 2 months and a day after 9/11 terrorism was one of the suspected caused but it was later found out to be imporoper training on behalf of AA
Never forget 11/12/2001 🇺🇸
American Airlines Chrome Boeing 777-200ER ( substituting the Airbus A300 ) on Runway 31L waiting for the wake turbulence to settle down from the JAL queen.
What a great tribute. RIP the victims of this horrible tragedy
What do you mean by an American Airlines flight 587 from New York’s JFK to Santo Domingo encountered wake turbulence after taking off from a Japan Ailrines Boeing 747?
A JAL 747 took off, and the wake turbulence affected the taking off A300.
turbulence from the aircrafts wake ( like another boat’s wake causes your boat to shake )
Wow that was scary. Imagine if that happened as Grandma and I were flying to Atlanta for the NIN, we would’ve been dead
Don’t worry many airlines ( especially AA ) have redone their training in these areas to prevent such accident from happening again.
History never have to be forgotten cause its repeating by itselfs
The last known video of the aircraft was in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0fiRNbO9pQ
Very sad, those poor dogs.
Nice tribute! I live just a few blocks from 13 L/R, and my grandpa witnessed it crash. I was not alive then.