queens flight 587

Was 11/12 plane crash related to 9/11?

On November 12th 2001, AA Flight 587 crashed on takeoff in Queens NYC killing 265 people. What are the odds of another NYC plane disaster occuring only 2 months after 9/11? There is also some controversy as to whether the crash was due to a technical fault or by a bomb.

I always found this story suspicious given that the media promptly dismissed it as an accident. Could this have been a failed false-flag operation?