Family and friends of victims of Flight 587 gathered Sunday morning to remember their loved ones on the anniversary of the tragic crash.
"Everyone's parent should be their best friend," Teresita Corporan said about her father, who died because of the crash, along with two other family members.
The plane went down in Queens back in 2001, killing 265 people.
An emotional service was held in Rockaway Park near the site of the crash that killed all 260 people aboard the plane, along with another five people on the ground, just two months after the September 11th attacks.
Mayor Bill de Blasio attended the ceremony, and said the accident showed how the city comes together in moments of crisis.
"We remember that one of our city's worst days also showed us our city at its best. We saw how strong our proud Dominican community is," de Blasio said. "We saw people banded together to help each other. We saw the resilience of Belle Harbor, neighbors coming to the aid of each other."
The American Airlines plane had just taken off from Kennedy Airport and was headed for the Dominican Republic when it went down in Belle Harbor.
Investigators determined that a broken tail caused the crash.
In October, the corner of 181st St. and Amsterdam Ave. in Washington Heights was co-named Flight 587 Way in honor of the victims.