American Airlines jet crashes in New York » "The plane went down in the Rockways section of the New York City borough of Queens. CNN confirmed the plane was American Airlines Flight 587 from New York to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The plane was a Boeing Airbus A300 [...] At least four houses were on fire, and a huge plume of smoke could be seen rising from the site. All three New York City-area airports -- Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark -- closed after the crash. Mayor Rudy Giuliani declared a Level One emergency, mobilizing all available police, fire and emergency personnel."