NYC marks 10th anniversary of Flight 587 crash

November 12, 2011 - 12:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is marking the 10th anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587.

Hundreds of people gathered at a seaside memorial Saturday in Queens to remember the 265 people killed in the accident, two months after the 9/11 attacks.

The disaster remains the second deadliest aviation accident on U.S. soil.

Saturday's ceremony echoed the ones held annually at ground zero.

At 9:15 a.m., a bell tolled and there was a moment of silence to mark the moment the plane went down. The name of each victim was read by tearful relatives.

The crash hit hardest in the city's Dominican community. Flight 587 was bound for the Dominican Republic.

Parts of Saturday's ceremony were conducted in Spanish, including a reading of a poem by Dominican writer Pedro Mir.