Bronx families, friends gather to remember those killed aboard Flight 587
Dozens of Bronx family members and friends gathered in Belle Harbor, Queens Friday to remember loved ones killed aboard Flight 587 three years ago.
At this year's memorial Mayor Bloomberg announced plans to build a permanent memorial to the victims about 15 blocks from the crash site. Governor George Pataki (R-NY) also attended the memorial and noted that the crash happened only two months after the September 11th attacks.
The American Airlines passenger jet, which was heading to the Dominican Republic, crashed soon after takeoff killing all 260 passengers on board and five people on the ground. Federal investigators have linked the tragedy to problems with flight controls and co-pilot error.