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Another Plane Down in New York

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the breaking-news-mode dept.

United States 1113

Another plane has crashed, this time in Queens. You can read a blurb at Yahoo. CNN.com isn't responding for me. LaGuardia, Newark and JFK are closed now. Update: 11/12 14:54 GMT by T : New reports indicate that the plane was departing from JFK, not arriving. Also, CNN has confirmed that this was American Airlines flight 587, an Airbus A 300. Update: 11/12 14:57 GMT by T : Further information is that the plane was en route to the Dominican Republic, and that the disaster actually involves two crash sites, not just one -- an engine fell from the plane some distance from the fuselage.

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1113 comments

unbelievable (0, Redundant)

mvw (2916) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553563)

Hope this is not another one.

Re:unbelievable (2, Interesting)

Empty_One (90408) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553581)

As bad as this sounds, I hope it's just that the plane and mechanical problems.

Re:unbelievable (1)

mvw (2916) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553669)

The earlier news today was that the northern alliance forces are only hours away from arriving at the capital Kabul.
So I wonder if there is a connection.

View it at MSNBC (0, Flamebait)

medscaper (238068) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553583)

Live video coverage at MSNBC.

Heresy! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553634)

You cannot promote MSNBC [goatse.cx] on slashdot.
Micheal will bitchslap you, unbeliever.

Re:unbelievable (2)

zyklone (8959) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553593)

They do go down by themselves now and then after all...
But this is what .. the seventh one down in the last few months..

Re:unbelievable (2)

Jburkholder (28127) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553665)

Yeah, from the sketchy reports so far, it doesn't look much like a terrorist hijacking.

This plane was apparently inbound to JFK, 5 miles out. Previous hijackings were departing west coast-bound jets.

ABC radio is saying this was an Airbus, not a Boeing.

As usual, this soon afterwards it is a lot of rumor, speculation and semi-reliable live news broadcast reports.

JHC.... not again. (-1, Flamebait)

GSpot (134221) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553565)

Let slip the dogs of war.

Re:JHC.... not again. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553606)

"Let slip the dogs of war."

O.T but, is this a famous saying or quote from someone ?

Can you reprase/explain it.

Re:JHC.... not again. (1, Offtopic)

Jodrell (191685) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553630)

It's from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. You may have heard of him.

stop crashing (-1, Flamebait)

digitalsorcery (531037) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553566)

They need to stop putting windows 98 on airplanes, then maybe they'd stop crashing

Re:stop crashing (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553595)

You are an enormous pile of shit, and I hope you enjoy rotting in hell.

Re:stop crashing (-1, Troll)

fat_mike (71855) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553598)

What a fucking retarded thing to say. I don't care if I get modded down but you're a fucking dumbass for posting something like this. Fuck off jackass.

Re:stop crashing (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553642)

Who the fuck are you talking about. Maybe try hitting reply next time.

Re:stop crashing (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553688)

You must be new here. He did reply to another comment, you just don't see that other comment because it's below your threshold.

pic @ skynews (0, Redundant)

gavlil (255585) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553567)

picture [skynews.co.uk]

Re:pic @ skynews (4, Redundant)

gavlil (255585) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553599)

sorry here [skynews.co.uk] http://www.skynews.co.uk/skynews/storytemplate/sto rytoppic/0,,30000-1035003,00.html

Well what's the latest? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553569)

No TV nearby, is it terrorism or accidental?

Bombs We need lots of bombs (-1, Flamebait)

KingKire64 (321470) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553570)

If it was terrorists this is too much, bombs we need lots of bombs

type unknown (0, Redundant)

ProfKyne (149971) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553571)

It's a 767

Re:type unknown (1)

Eusebo (24544) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553618)

NPR is saying it might be a Airbus A3 - there is not as of yet confirmation from the airline that owned the plane.

Re:type unknown (2, Redundant)

Croaker (10633) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553628)

Nope, now it's an Airbus.

Don't ay any attention to anything until the end of the day on something like this. No one really knows anything, and the newspeople need to have something to say...

Re:type unknown (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553632)

Actually, NBC was just reporting that it was an airbus, 850(I think), on it's way to the Dominican Republic.

Re:type A300 (-1, Redundant)

yaknad (189242) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553682)

Norwegian tv is reporting that the plan is an Airbus A300

Unknown (5, Insightful)

dbarclay10 (70443) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553572)

Just to let you all know - as off press time for this posting, nobody knows whether this was an accident, or another terrorist attack.

Let's not jump to conclusions.

DOSed already? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553574)

good luck getting there

the terrorists have done a great job (2, Redundant)

wo1verin3 (473094) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553576)

Everyone knows what everyone is thinking at this moment, possible cause for the accident.

They have the public scared, even if this had nothing to do with terrorism, more people will be afraid.

Before we even get started... (2, Redundant)

Modern Hamlet (311094) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553577)

Step 1: Take 3 deep breaths.
Step 2: Find out if it was terror or something else entirely.
Step 3: Take deliberate and appropriate action.

Moderators, please mod knee jerk posts accordingly...

mh

Re:Before we even get started... (-1, Troll)

cyborg_monkey (150790) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553638)

Thank god you stepped forward to bring calm and order to Slashdot!

Excellent job!

CBSNews.com (-1, Redundant)

fuerstma (15683) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553578)

cbsnews.com was working, but it kept chopping up on me, I would disconnect, and reconnect. Now it's telling me that it has reached Max # of streams. Anyone able to get a live stream? Please post url...

No luck for me on abcnews.com, msnbc.com, cnn.com of course won't even come up.

Spec at the moment (-1, Redundant)

macdaddy (38372) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553580)

They know it went down. They know it was headed to JFK. They don't know anything else at the moment. They say they don't have any reason to say it's a terrorist attack at this point. At the moment they're calling it an accident. FYI

Re:Spec at the moment (1)

dartboard (23261) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553611)

Now they're saying it was actually headed to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)...

I can see the smoke (4, Interesting)

richieb (3277) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553582)

I can see the smoke from our office window in downtown Manhattan. It seems that the plane went down in Far Rockway. This would make sense if the plane was on a landing approach, as the wind is out of the south east in NY this morning...

...richie

Another Terror attack? (-1, Redundant)

lurwas (518856) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553585)

Hi!

Are there any confirmation if this is another terror attack or not?

CBC coverage (3, Informative)

Gordo (5765) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553586)

CBC [www.cbc.ca]

First Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553587)

Yes! First Post!

Flight 587 (1, Redundant)

waldoj (8229) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553589)

This was flight 587, headed to the Dominican Republic.

-Waldo Jaquith

*Leap* (-1, Flamebait)

waldoj (8229) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553616)

I know that we're not supposed to jump to conclusions, but none of us can help it at this point. Airplane crash == terrorist attack. In fact, I'd be leaping to conclusions if I decided this were mechanical failure. The odds of this being terrorist-related are overwhelming.

Winning the land battle in Afghanistan does nothing to make us safer. This we now know for certain.

-Waldo Jaquith

Re:*Leap* (1, Flamebait)

FatRatBastard (7583) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553660)

Winning the land battle in Afghanistan does nothing to make us safer

Not to open a can of worm here, but neither does doing nothing. I'd rather go after the guy who did it than not.

Re:Flight 587 (1)

aprentic (1832) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553678)

WBAI 99.5 FM in New York just said it was flight 567.

According to ABC News (2, Informative)

jimmu (227057) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553590)

According to ABC News (I got a little bit of the vieo blurb before it totally crapped out on me)
eyewitnesses are reprting that an angine exploded on the approach to JFK, and that several buildings are on fire.

My Girlfriends family lives in queens, as does the family of someu very close friends of mine . . . . here's to hoping they're all okay.

airbus, not 767 (5, Funny)

jamesbrown1000 (39200) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553594)

it's an airbus A-300 jet, according to MSNBC. or it's a flying saucer, according to Fox News ... :)

---

Re:airbus, not 767 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553685)

(Re: Airbus A-300 outbound being reported down in Queens, rather than a 767 as reported earlier)

Or, as Bryant Gumbel reported 2 minutes ago:

"The plane that went down was a Boeing 767, often called an Air-bus".

Got through to CNN (1, Redundant)

KingKire64 (321470) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553597)

all they said is

An American Airlines 767 has crashed in the Queens borough of New York City. Port Authority officials say the plane was bound for JFK airport. Thick black smoke was billowing over the area, and local media reported several houses on fire. FULL STORY SOON

Re:Got through to CNN (2)

jmauro (32523) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553654)

I liked that CNN went into some low-bandwidth mode where most of the information on the site had been dropped completely. Looks like they are starting to learn their lesson about how traffic comes to the site. Too bad they still can't handle a sudden spike.

I cannot believe this (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553600)

The greatest terrorist attack on the US happened just two months ago and you have the gall to be discussing "Another Plane down in New York"?

GET SOME PRIORITIES!!

bahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAH (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553631)

I mod this +63, HILARIOUS!

All the news sites are falling over (1)

GC (19160) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553601)

Almost exactly 2 months after, they would probably not choose 11 Nov as it would be a Sunday.

Not sure about the Target though, perhaps the passengers reacted.

This is going to cripple the airline industry further.

There still is a chance it could have been an accident.

My thoughts go with all.

All the news sites are pretty much /.'ed.

Accident or...? (1, Redundant)

FooDog (68645) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553602)

Any word yet on whether it's terrorist related or not?

BBC News story (2, Informative)

DanKolb (66859) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553603)

Their coverage is here [bbc.co.uk] .

Airbus (3, Redundant)

Keelor (95571) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553604)

CNN just said that it was an Airbus 300 that nosedived into Queens. At least 4 homes are on fire.

No word on cause.

~=Keelor

Engine Explosion Reported (1, Offtopic)

stinkydog (191778) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553605)

According to radio reports, witnesses on the ground reported that an engine exploded prior to the crash. The plane was on approach to one on the NY airports and therfore not fully fueled as in the last set of attacks. Repoets state that four building are on fire.

Re:Engine Explosion Reported (1)

byoon (121785) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553647)

They're now saying that it had just taken off from JFK headed for the Dominican. It was only in the air for two minutes or so. This, at first glance, looks more like an accident than a terrorist attack.

On approach to JFK (2)

imrdkl (302224) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553608)

As opposed to being "rerouted", like before.

From cnn.com... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553610)

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Queens police confirm an aircraft crashed Monday in the Far Rockaways neighborhood of the New York City borough.

The spokesman could not confirm the type of plane but said it crashed in the Rockaways at 122nd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

WCBS-TV reported that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it was an American Airlines 767 presumably on approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The station showed pictures of a huge plume of smoke.

Probably Routine Plane crash. (2, Insightful)

HarrisonSilp (527951) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553612)

I was thinking of going across the office area I'm in to check out CNN but I thought twice, I have better things to do, although there's no word yet I'm betting this has nothing to do with "terrorist" attacks, just another plane crash? If you want to call plane crashes routine.... I'm sure (ok, I hope) this is just a non-event that the media will be all over, news at eleven.

Oh my Goodness! (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553613)

It's September 11th all over again!

We're all going to die...

linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux linux !

Just on CNN (0, Redundant)

ElDuque (267493) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553617)

Airbus 300 on it's way to Santo Domingo, Flight 587

:O/ (1)

_aa_ (63092) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553620)

was not inbound... bound for dominican republic.. AA flight #587 Airbus a300..

AP Story (1, Redundant)

BurritoJ (75275) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553621)

PLANE CRASHES IN QUEENS, NEW YORK

NEW YORK (AP) . A plane crashed Monday morning in the Queens section of New York, and buildings reportedly were on fire in the neighborhood.

The plane crashed shortly after 9 a.m. and thick, black smoke could be seen in televised reports.

The type of plane and number of people aboard were not immediately known. CNN reported that American Airlines confirmed the plane was an inbound American Airlines Boeing 767. The airline told The Associated Press it had no immediate comment.
11-12-01 0940EST

CNN (-1, Redundant)

decefett (127257) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553622)

CNN reports that it was flight 587 and was an Airbus A300 not 767 on it's way to the Dominican Republic.

Stern Caller -- Interesting idea (0)

ellem (147712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553623)

--The Fireman who told Osama "Come Get Me, I Live in Far Rockaway..."

--Plane crash landed in Far Rockaway.

Foxnews is reporting that it was an Airbus 300... (1, Funny)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553624)

Foxnews is reporting that it was an Airbus 300 that crashed after take off.

umm... (0)

fjordboy (169716) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553625)

Appearently, according to the TV I am watching, 2 planes crashed...not just one. Definitely terrorist.

Re:umm... (1)

fjordboy (169716) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553679)

nevermind, the newscaster was confused...it was FLIGHT 587 which was a 767...not two different planes. My bad. Sorry...i was just trying to give some info....the news made a mistake and I unfortunately believed them.

Airbus A300 (0, Redundant)

Mr Krinkle (112489) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553626)

Not a 767.
From CNN
"An American Airlines plane has crashed in the Queens borough of New York City. The FAA identifies the flight as American flight 587, an Airbus A300 from JFK airport to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Thick smoke was billowing over the area, and local media reported several houses on fire."

cnn story.. (1, Redundant)

heytal (173090) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553627)

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Queens police confirm an aircraft crashed Monday in the Far Rockaways neighborhood of the New York City borough.

The spokesman could not confirm the type of plane but said it crashed in the Rockaways at 122nd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

WCBS-TV reported that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it was an American Airlines 767 presumably on approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The station showed pictures of a huge plume of smoke.

MSNBC, BBC unreachable as of 6:46 PST (1)

raumdass (210351) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553629)

NYTIMES.com is up and has an AP article on the crash, foxnews is also unreachable.

CNN has just announced that the plane that crashed was an Airbus A300 AA headed to the Dominican Reublic from JFK.

correction (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553633)

It was taking off, not landing. Just getting ready to fly to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

impacted at 129th and Newport- map of impact (2, Redundant)

jack deadmeat (515264) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553635)

Buildings burning.

Yahoo map of impact zone

http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?BFCat=&Pyt=Tmap &a ddr=&city=Rockaway+Park&state=NY&slt=40.580000&sln =-73.836700&mlt=40.578000&mln=-73.844100&zip=&coun try=us&mag=9&cs=7&BFClient=&BFKey=&poi=&poititle=& map.x=107&map.y=204

BBC News 24 live feed (1)

MuddyFunster (139441) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553639)

New 24 [bbc.co.uk]

robots.cnn.com load balancing mirror (4, Informative)

Fiery (21015) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553640)

Robots.cnn.com [cnn.com] is a load balancing mirror for CNN. How long till they go barebones again?

Current headline:

An American Airlines plane has crashed in the Queens borough of New York City. The FAA identifies the flight as American flight 587, an Airbus A300 from JFK airport to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Thick smoke was billowing over the area, and local media reported several houses on fire.

Scary Shit (1)

yadung (60166) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553641)

This time it is even closer to where my dad works. Not even a mile away. Scares the shit out of me.

At least four buildings are on fire. (1)

pomakis (323200) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553643)

According to the CBC News report [www.cbc.ca] , at least four buildings are on fire as a result of the crash. Also, "Witnesses say residents have been ordered out of the area. All New York airports are said to be closed."

Though We Hope Not... (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553645)

Possibly and another, or a copy-cat, though this was wan IN-bound flight.

If this is indeed another hijacking brought down by passengers, the hijackers are demonstrating the type enginuity and resolve that the House lacks in getting the damn airline security bill passed.

If it's an accident...?

Imagine what this is going to do to Thanksgiving Holiday air traffic. Also, in the face of Am-Trak being asked to consider it's assets for liquidation. The irony.

A-300 (1)

GweeDo (127172) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553648)

They now know that it was an Airbus A-300 not a 767. It was taking off and heading for the Dominiqin Republic. It appears to have happened very shortly after take-off with no prior warning. Got this all from MSNBC

hm. (0, Redundant)

gnurd (455798) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553649)

"my name is mike moran. i live in rockaway. this is my face bitch."
here's hoping it was an accident.

BBC news still on-line (3, Informative)

Escoutaire (518305) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553650)

The BBC news site is still responding, albeit slowly. news.bbc.co.uk [bbc.co.uk] Escoutaire When a dream dreams the dreamer, the dreams the real.

Possible blurb from AP wire (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553651)

06:34 PST NEW YORK (AP) --

A plane crashed Monday morning in the Queens section of New York, and buildings reportedly were on fire in the neighborhood.

The plane crashed shortly after 9 a.m. and thick, black smoke could be scene in televised reports.

The type of plane and number of people aboard were not immediately known.

CNN says the plane was on approach for landing...

BBC News (1, Redundant)

nick255 (139962) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553652)

An American Airlines flight on its way to John F Kennedy airport has crashed in New York.
At least four buildings in the Rockaway Beach area of the city's borough of Queens are on fire.

It is not known why the aircraft crashed or how many people were on board, or in the buildings now ablaze.

New York Mayor Rudolph Guiliani is on his way to the crash site and has called a level one alert.

There is no indication at the moment that the crash is anything other than an accident.

The weather was crystal clear when the plane - thought to be a Boeing 767 - went down.

Both towers of the World Trade Center in New York were destroyed on 11 September after 767s were flown into them.

All three airports serving New York - JFK, Newark and La Guardia - are now closed.

The Dow index dropped 200 points on hearing the news.

Mechanical failure? (1)

marko_ramius (24720) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553655)

A co-worker of mine just told me that he heard on the radio that eyewittnesses reported seeing one of the engines exploding.

I don't mean this to be crass ... but I hope it was just a mechanical failure.

mr

Remember Non-US sites will be less busy. (4, Informative)

Ami Ganguli (921) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553656)

For example: Canada's Globe & Mail [globeandmail.ca]

Flight 587 down... (1)

GryMor (88799) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553659)

American Flight 587 out of JFK to the Dominican Republic down in Queens :( Good luck to everyone.

From cnn.com (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553661)

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Queens police confirm an aircraft crashed Monday in the Far Rockaways neighborhood of the New York City borough.

The spokesman could not confirm the type of plane but said it crashed in the Rockaways at 122nd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

WCBS-TV reported that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it was an American Airlines 767 presumably on approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The station showed pictures of a huge plume of smoke.

islam is a plauge, it cant coexist anywhere ... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553662)

- christion versus muslim riots in indonesia
- kiddnapping and killing of tourists in vietnam
- isreal (self explaintory)
- hindu vs muslim in kasmir (india)
- hundreds dead in christian vs muslim riots in nigeria (africa)

Re:islam is a plauge, it cant coexist anywhere ... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553676)

did you notice that you mentioned the word "christian" twice in your comment? Fuck off and read something about history

Doesn't look like terrorism? (1)

imuffin (196159) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553666)

From the initial information, which is quite sparse, this doesn't follow the pattern of the earlier terrorist attacks. If it crashed while it was comming in for a landing, it would do much less damage, because I assume it would have much less fuel. Also, if you have control of an airplane, why not ram it into a tall building instead of some houses?

Of course we know so little at this point, speculating seems pointless..

Re:Doesn't look like terrorism? (1)

CDWert (450988) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553677)

Could be a replay of what happened in PA

No more (-1, Flamebait)

dickDragon (227357) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553667)

but they promised the war would end all plane crashes and make us safe forever.

CNN Backdoor (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2553670)

http://robots.cnn.com

NYTIMES (1)

KingKire64 (321470) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553671)

NEW YORK -- An American Airlines Airbus A300 crashed Monday morning in the Queens section of New York, and buildings reportedly were on fire in the neighborhood. The plane crashed shortly after 9 a.m. and thick, black smoke could be seen miles away. All metro area airports were closed following the crash, in the Rockaways section of Queens. The mayor canceled his morning events and headed to the scene. One eyewitness reported debris falling from sky, and told the Fox News Channel four homes were on fire. Another told CNN he was 40 blocks away and saw "Just a lot of smoke. Tons and tons of smoke. You can see emergency vehicles heading to area. Lots of people are standing in the streets. It's very tense." The cause of the crash was not immediately known. The crash came two months after the attack on the World Trade Center, which was destroyed by two Boeing 767s hijacked out of Boston's Logan Airport. One of the planes was operated by American, the other by United.

BBC link (no response from US sites) (0, Redundant)

brigmar (315810) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553672)

BBC Link [bbc.co.uk]

Will probably by /.'d by now....

bandwidth/capacity (3, Insightful)

mgkimsal2 (200677) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553674)

Did every news site return all the extra servers and bandwidth they acquired during the 9/11 attack? Suddenly I can't get to cnn, yahoo news, and many other sites. What happened to their extra capacity?

Leaving, not landing (1)

demosthenes (16815) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553675)

According to the radio, the Am. Airlines plane was *departing* JFK, and had only been in the air for two minutes before crashing. With reports of the engine exploding, it sounds like a bomb or engine failure as opposed to a hijacking.

- Demosthenes

Live on-line coverage of the plane crash (1)

jeanicinq (535767) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553681)

There is live on-line news coverage of the plane crash already at ABCNews.

Slow down everyone! (2, Flamebait)

Junks Jerzey (54586) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553684)

First people hear the initial incorrect reports (incoming flight, 767), then other people post more up to date information. Then the first wave berates the second wave for not having the correct info. Then they just look stupid for getting knee-jerk news reports anyhow.

Slow down, don't post so damn quick.

news happens too fast (1)

Covant (103882) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553686)

Now I'm watching ABC, and it sounds like it's actually an Airbus, and the plane was actually taking off. Hence the huge amounts of smoke.

Looks like an accident. There's a lady on the phone who saw it happen, said the plane just started taking off, and then plummeted.

From MSNBC (1)

Red Avenger (197064) | more than 12 years ago | (#2553687)

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 -- At least four homes were ablaze Monday after an American Airlines 767 aircraft crashed near the heavily populated Rockaway Beach area of New York City, not far from John F. Kennedy International Airport, NBC News reported on Monday. The Airbus-300, Flight 587, was heading to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
DETAILS WERE sketchy although cameras in Manhattan showed a thick plume of smoke billowing high above Queens.
The local NBC affiliate, WNBC, reported that the crash occurred in the Bel Harbor section of the Rockaways at around 9:15 a.m. ET.
JFK and La Guardia Airport, which is also based in Queens, were shut after the accident.
An eyewitness told WNBC that he saw a wing of the plane on fire after takeoff from JFK.
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