Forty passengers were reported injured after an American Airlines plane crashed and broke in two after landing at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston shortly after 10:00 pm Tuesday.
“The injured passengers have been taken to the Kingston Public Hospital,” Information Minister Daryl Vaz told the Observer. “There are no reports of fatalities.”
Flight AA331, a Boeing 737, had just arrived from Miami in pouring rain with approximately 148 passengers and six crew when the accident occurred.The company would not speculate as to possible causes of the accident and said it would make a fuller statement later on Wednesday.
The Jamaica incident is the second runway mishap for American this month. On December 13, the wing of American MD-82 struck the runway in Charlotte, North Carolina, while landing, causing damage to the plane. No one was hurt.