American Airlines Flight 331 crash in Jamaica | News update

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December 22, 2009 at 10:00pm American Airlines flight AA331 which was a Boeing 737 crashed in the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. Forty passengers were injured, and thankfully there were no fatalities. All of those who were injured are now being treated in the Kingston Public Hospital, according to Daryl Vaz, the Information Minister.

American Airlines 331

The plane had taken off from Miami at 8pm that night with 148 passengers and 6 crew members, and as it came into Kingston, Jamaica later on it crashed and broke into two or three. It was overrunning the runway during the crash as well. No one knows the full cause of the crash, and it is still being investigated. Hopefully, the news will be ready by Wednesday with the findings.

One of the possible causes could be that the plane crash was the heavy rain during the landing. The plane started out in Washington DC, stopped for a while at Miami, before landing in Jamaica. This is not the first incident for American Airlines this month. MD-82 got its wing stuck in the runway on December 13, 2009 resulting in damage to the plane, but no injuries. American Airlines is sure to find out the causes of these incidents and fix them as soon as possible, or it might lose many customers.

(image via AP)


3 Responses for “American Airlines Flight 331 crash in Jamaica | News update”

  1. Julia says:

    What a terrible story – thank goodness no one was killed. Imagine clapping when the plane touches down and then BOOM!??! – found this resouce for the paranoid. But you know… better safe than sorry! I wonder if American Airlines will face a slew of lawsuits now from those injured. It would be justified!!!

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  3. Julia says:

    Wishing all those injured a speedy recovery. Makes you wonder what the HELL was going through those pilots heads!

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