The 265 people who died after American Airlines flight 587 crashed in Queens are being remembered 17 years later.

A memorial service was held in Belle Harbor Queens Monday.

The plane crashed in Belle Harbor shortly after takeoff from Kennedy Airport on November 12, 2001, claiming the lives of all 260 people on board, along with five people on the ground.

The flight was on its way to the Dominican Republic.

"We take comfort also from the fact that even in the midst of that tragedy, we saw heroism. We saw the men and women of the NYPD and the FDNY come forward to do all they could to save lives," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Initially, some feared the crash was terrorist-related since it happened just about two months after the September 11th attacks. It was later determined that a broken tail was to blame.