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Flight 587 anniversary: See pictures from the 2001 crash in Belle Harbor, Queens

It's been 15 years since American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in Queens, killing all 265 people on board.

The doomed flight was en route to the Dominican Republic from John F. Kennedy International Airport when it crashed in Belle Harbor on Nov. 12, 2001.

The crash, which came two months after the Sept. 11 terror attack, rattled New Yorkers, prompting evacuations at the Empire State Building and United Nations Headquarters. The NTSB determined that the cause of the accident was mechanical failure.

Scroll down for photos from the tragic accident.

Firefighters and NYPD officers respond to Neponsit Avenue
Photo Credit: Alfred G. Ott

Firefighters and NYPD officers respond to Neponsit Avenue in Belle Harbor.

Firefighters and NYPD officers stand near the wreckage
Photo Credit: Alfred G. Ott

Firefighters and NYPD officers stand near the wreckage of crashed Flight 587 at 130th Street and Neponsit Avenue in Belle Harbor.

Crews respond to the impact site of Flight
Photo Credit: Bill Bennett

Crews respond to the impact site of Flight 587 in Belle Harbor.

Firemen respond to the crash scene of Flight
Photo Credit: Alfred G. Ott

Firemen respond to the crash scene of Flight 587 at 130th Street and Neponsit Avenue in Belle Harbor.

One of the crashed Flight 587 jet engines
Photo Credit: Mark Barnett

One of the crashed Flight 587 jet engines hit a residential area of Belle Harbor.

One of the engines crashed into a Belle
Photo Credit: Robert Mecea

One of the engines crashed into a Belle Harbor backyard on 128th Street.

The engine damaged a nearby home.
Photo Credit: L.I. News Daily/Bill Bennett

The engine damaged a nearby home.

One of the crashed Flight 587 jet engines
Photo Credit: Mark Barnett

One of the crashed Flight 587 jet engines landed in a Texaco gas station in Belle Harbor.

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