Plane Overshoots Runway In Jamaica Skids To Stop Just Feets From The Sea! 91 People Reported Injured!
Published on December 23, 2009
American Airlines Jetliner missed runway at Jamaican airport. Ninety-one people were taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after an American Airlines plane overshot a runway near Kingston, Jamaica, during bad weather and crashed into a fence, officials said. None of the injuries were critical, officials said. Flight 331 from Miami, Florida, was carrying 148 passengers plus six crew members when it landed in Kingston, according to a statement from the airline. The incident took place around 10:20 p.m., Omar Lawrence, operations coordinator at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. Tim Smith, an American Airlines spokesman, refuted claims that the Boeing 737 broke into pieces but did say that there was damage to the fuselage, some cracks and the landing gear on one side of the plane collapsed.