On November 11, 2001, an American Airlines flight crashed in Rockaway, New York. Additionally, the film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" opened in theaters across the U.S.
The flight was bound for the Dominican Republic and had 260 people on board. Wake turbulence hit the flight shortly after takeoff. Flight 587's pilots overreacted, and the maneuvers put too much strain on the plane's tail section. The tail and rear rudder broke off and fell into Rockaway Bay, causing the flight to crash into the ground and kill everyone on board.
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was the first film adaptation from the Harry Potter series of books by British author J.K. Rowling. It was directed by American filmmaker Chris Columbus and starred Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. The books are about a boy named Harry Potter who discovers he is a wizard with a heroic destiny.