Airbus A300 Crashes on Takeoff from JFK
All news agencies are reporting that American Airlines Flight 587 crashed on takeoff from JFK Airport in New York. It was a scheduled flight to Santo Domingo. The plane was an Airbus A300, a wide-body jet, with about 250 people aboard. Radio and TV reports indicate that this may have been a mechanical problem with one of the engines. Another report has indicated that the FBI believes that an explosion may have taken place on board the plane.