News Flight 587 anniversary: See pictures from the 2001 crash in Belle Harbor, Queens By Jamie Reysen firstname.lastname@example.org Updated November 12, 2016 1:00 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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. Photo Credit: Alfred G. Ott Firefighters and NYPD officers respond to Neponsit Avenue in Belle Harbor. 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. Photo Credit: Bill Bennett Crews respond to the impact site of Flight 587 in Belle Harbor. Photo Credit: Alfred G. Ott Firemen respond to the crash scene of Flight 587 at 130th Street and Neponsit Avenue in Belle Harbor. Photo Credit: Mark Barnett One of the crashed Flight 587 jet engines hit a residential area of Belle Harbor. Photo Credit: Robert Mecea One of the engines crashed into a Belle Harbor backyard on 128th Street. Photo Credit: L.I. News Daily/Bill Bennett The engine damaged a nearby home. Photo Credit: Mark Barnett One of the crashed Flight 587 jet engines landed in a Texaco gas station in Belle Harbor. By Jamie Reysen email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.