Remembering Flight 587


MOURNERS A THE THE ANNUAL SERVICE IN BELL HARBOR AND ARE, AND ALI BAUMAN HAS THE STORY. Reporter: THEY CAME WITH FLOWERS, HOLDING PICTURES AND WEARING PINS. THIS IS MY FATHER. HE DIED ON FLIGHT 587. Reporter: DOZENS OF MOURNERS HONORING THE 265 PEOPLE WHO DIED IN FLIGHT 587 CRASH. 15 YEARS LATER, COUNTLESS THOUGHTS OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN. THIS PAST YEAR, MY SON IS 10, AND HE IS OBSERVED WITH PLANES, AND SO WAS MY DAD. HE TOOK HIS FIRST FLIGHT LESSON LAST SEPTEMBER, AND I THINK MY DAD WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR THAT. Reporter: MANY ON BOARD WERE HEADED TO VISIT FAMILY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, BUT THE PLANE HIT TURBULENCE SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND CRASHED AT 131st STREET AND NEWPORT AVENUE. Reporter: THE CEREMONIAL READING OF NAMES WAS HARD TO GET THROUGH AT TIMES BUT AS MAYOR DE BLASIO REMARKED, THERE’S A CERTAIN COMFORT IN COMING TOGETHER OF STRANGERS WHO SHARE THE PAINFUL BOND. PHYSICALLY A VERY COLD DAY, AND THAT’S A REMIND OVER THE SHARP PAIN YOU FELT THAT DAY AND EVERY DAY SINCE, BUT I COULD ALSO FEEL A WARMTH, A SOLIDARITY BETWEEN ALL OF YOU. Reporter: ANOTHER YEAR PASSED, ANOTHER FLOWER LEFT,

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