Fast facts about Flight 587
Departure: 8 a.m. from New York JFK Delayed
Arrival: 12:48 p.m. Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic
Actual Departure: 8:38 a.m., expected arrival: 1:37 p.m.
Gate/Terminal: 22 A5
Passengers On Board: 246 passengers, 9 crew
American Airlines has 34 Airbus A300-600 R aircrafts in service. The average age of the aircraft in the airline's fleet is 11.
Other Crashes Involving Airbus 300 Aircraft
July 3, 1988: An Iran Air A-300 Airbus is shot down over the Gulf by the U.S. warship Vincennes, which wrongly identifies the airliner as an attacking fighter F-14. All 290 people on board are killed.
Sept. 26, 1997: Garuda Indonesia Airbus A-300 jet crashes near the city of Medan on Sumatra amid bush-fire smog, killing all 234 people aboard.