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Families of victims mark 6th anniversary of plane crash in New York
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08:52, November 13, 2007

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Family members of the victims killed in the deadly Flight 587 crash in New York will gather near the Belle Harbor, Queens crash site on Monday to mark its 6th anniversary, NY1 news channel said on its website.

A memorial service will be held to commemorate the 206 people killed on board and five people on the ground when the Dominican Republic-bound flight crashed shortly after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on Nov. 12, 2001.

This was the second deadliest U.S. aviation accident to date.

The official National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report of Oct. 26, 2004 stated that the cause of the crash was the overuse of the rudder to counter wake turbulence.

The accident occurred two months almost to the day after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan.

It caused a panic with many believing that the crash was another terrorist attack, but terrorism was ruled out immediately.

Source: Xinhua

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