Ceremony held to honor victims of Flight 587 crash

BELLE HARBOR - Residents of Belle Harbor marked today the 10th anniversary of the deadly American Airlines Flight 587 crash that took the lives of 265 people just weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks. Most of the plane's fuselage fell at Beach 131st Street and Newport Avenue. The homes that were destroyed in the crash have since been rebuilt, but a memorial that was erected at the site still serves as a reminder of that day. Andree Marshal lived just three blocks away from the spot where the plane went down. It was not her first brush with disaster: She survived the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and escaped the burning towers 10 years ago while being seven months pregnant. Marshal moved from Belle Harbor six months after the crash and now lives in Island Park with her two children. She says every day is still hard. Officials have blamed pilot error for the crash, which is the second worst aviation accident in U.S. history.

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