- Newsmaker: Eyewitness Account of Flight 587 Crash - American Airlines flight 587 crashed at 9:15 this morning, just after takeoff from Kennedy Airport. The French-built Airbus was on its way to the Dominican Republic with 246 passengers and 9 crewmembers on board. Tom Rodberg, a packaging company executive, was waiting to board another plane for Los Angeles when he looked out the window.
- Reporter's Notebook: Rockaway Crash Site is Home to Cops and Firefighter Victims of September 11 - Some 300 police and firefighters died at the World Trade Center September 11. A third lived in Rockaway Beach, a residential neighborhood at the tip of Long Island. In an extraordinary trick of fate, today's crash occurred in a neighborhood still mourning heavy losses at the World Trade Center. Newsday's Dennis Duggan has more.
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