Rescue workers search through debris after American 
Airlines Flight 587 crashed into the Belle Harbor 
neighborhood in the 
borough of Queens. The main section of the jet plunged into 
several homes and part of a wing and tail fell into the 
nearby bay.
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Flight 587

Firefighters work amid the debris from the jetliner crash at Beach 131st Street and Newport Avenue in Belle Harbor, on the Rockaway Peninsula of Queens. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters work to put the flames of the fire out. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Rescue workers search through debris after American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into the Belle Harbor neighborhood in the borough of Queens. The main section of the jet plunged into several homes and part of a wing and tail fell into the nearby bay. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
New York firefighters hose down Belle Harbor homes that went up in flames after parts of the jetliner, which was bound for the Dominican Republic, crashed into the neighborhood. Four homes were destroyed and eight others were damaged in the crash. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Once the fire has been put out, firefighters begin their search. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Some of the plane’s wreckage lies in the backyard of a home. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Firemen stand in the rubble of a house that was set on fire due to the crash. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
The charred remains of a car sit surrounded by debris in the wake of the fire. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
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