On November 12, 2001, on the heels of September 11, the nation’s 2nd deadliest plane crash shook up the country but had a much more profound and personal impact Uptown. Flight 587 bound for the Dominican Republic crashed shortly after take-off in Queens killing all 260 people aboard the flight. A full 90% of those onboard were of Dominican descent. Many people in this community knew someone who lost their life on that flight. Nicole Acevedo and Raul A. Reyes penned a great piece in NBC News on the pain and anguish of the relatives of those poor souls that lost their life on that fateful day.