Press Releases

    SC/7208
    13 November 2001

    PRESS STATEMENT BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT
    ON AMERICAN AIRLINES PLANE CRASH

    NEW YORK, 12 November (UN Headquarters) -- Following is the text of the statement by Security Council President, M. Patricia Durrant (Jamaica), on today’s crash of an American Airlines plane in New York:

    Members of the Security Council have learnt with deep distress and shock of the crash of an American Airlines Airbus, reportedly on its way to the Dominican Republic with some 246 passengers on board, earlier today in New York.

    On behalf of the members of the Council, I wish to convey our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the Government and people of the United States, and to the families of those who lost their lives in this terrible incident.

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