Authorities search for answers in American Airlines crash

Most flights proceeded as scheduled at the Indianapolis International Airport, Monday, following the crash of an American Airlines Flight 587 in Queens, N.Y.

"At this point the only impact has been our air service into New York," said Dennis Rosebrough, public affairs director for the airport. "Those flights have been canceled."

According to Rosebrough, 12 flights a day depart from Indianapolis to the New York City area. Three of those, headed to Newark and LaGuardia airports, took off before the crash happened. The other nine were canceled.

Rosebrough also mentioned that no extra security measures had been taken into effect at Indianapolis.

"We have had no directives from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regarding security," he said. "At this point they are treating (the crash) as an accident."

Security was already increased at the airport in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Random security checks and National Guard personnel at security checkpoints are among the measures currently in place.


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