Safety board blames copilot error for 2001 NY-Dom. Rep. crash

A fatal error by the copilot was to blame for the crash of American Airlines flight 587 to Santo Domingo that killed 265 people in November 2001, according to a report by government investigators. The Airbus A300-600 jet carrying 260 passengers and crew crashed into a residential neighborhood in Queens on Nov. 12, 2001, shortly after taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport. Five other people were killed on the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, whose investigators made the report, was in session on Tuesday, analyzing the findings. The report concluded that the accident was a result of an error on the part of copilot Sten Molin, who was at the controls at the time. Full Story

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