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Reader comment on item: Why Did American Airlines 587 Crash?

Submitted by John Flynn (United States), Aug 31, 2004 at 17:35

Moments after the crash happened, a man called into the John Gambling show on WABC in New York. The man was on a small boat in the bay and was directly under the aircraft when he heard a "crack" or small explosion coming from the plane overhead. He saw the wing tear off and the plane roll over and crash on land.

This first hand account is in direct conflict with the official version that came out later. I suggest that any serious investigation should include an examination of the audio tape of that phone call to the radio show.
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