Developments in NYC Plane Crash
The Associated Press
Nov. 12, 2001
Developments related to the jetliner crash in New York City:
_ American Airlines jetliner en route to Dominican Republic crashes after takeoff from New York's Kennedy Airport, setting homes on fire in the Rockaway section of Queens.
_ No immediate word casualties among the 246 passengers and nine crewmembers on Flight 587.
_ Bush administration officials said FBI believes an explosion occurred aboard the plane. But federal law enforcement official said there was no early evidence of terrorist involvement.
_ All NYC metropolitan-area airports _ Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark, N.J. _ are closed after the crash. Delta Airlines diverts its NYC-bound international flights to Boston, Cincinnati and Washington's Dulles airport.
_ Bridges and tunnels into the city are closed except to emergency vehicles. The United Nations is partially locked down.