Skip to comments.American Airlines Plane Crashes at Kingston, Jamaica Airport
Posted on 12/22/2009 9:05:01 PM PST by AtlasStalled
An American Airlines plane crashed and broke in two after landing at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to local reports. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Details were not immediately available, however, passengers on the plane told local media that flight 331 had just arrived from Miami in pouring rain when the accident occurred. The flight apparently originated in Washington, D.C.
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I’ve been on that flight more than once.
CNN says 145 passengers, 7 crew members, origin DCA (Reagan Nat’l here in Northern Virginia) with stop at MIA (Miami). All passengers have exited the plane, which overshot the runway at KIN (Kingston).
Evac in progress, I guess that can be a good sign... a passenger was on her cell phone (via Fox on the Net).
Yes, it sounds like everybody’s all right.
AA 331 crash landed at 10:30 pm, went off runway in very bad weather
It’s a 737-800 carrying 145 pax and 7 crew. A posting notes AA has withdrawn the “No Injuries” release.
Close call mon.
Now that everyone’s safe, I can refer to my own pet peeves: why can’t headlines use English? It’s not “Jamaica,” but “Jamaican.” LaGuardia is also a “Jamaica airport.” Kingston is a “Jamaican airport.”
no problem mon
Kingston Weather at Crash Time. Very bad...
Note the Dew Point/Temp spead.
MKJP 230400Z 32014KT 11500 +SHRA BKN014 FEW016CB SCT028 BKN090 21/18 Q1013 RERA
MKJP 230300Z 32008KT 33000 +SHRA BKN014 FEW016CB SCT030 BKN100 21/20 Q1014 RETSRA
MKJP 230228Z 31009KT 5000 TSRA BKN014 FEW016CB SCT030 BKN100 22/19 Q1013
MKJP 230200Z 30012KT 5000 SHRA BKN014 SCT030 BKN100 22/20 Q1013 RERA
Very bad weather. And that temp./dewpoint spread is very close!!
Oh mon, that’s scary stuff.
All passengers have exited the plane,
From memory thats a small airport. Prayers
Actually Kennedy Airport is in Jamaica Queens. Laguardia is bordered by Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst.
Have you been to the distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn.? They serve mighty delicious lemonade after the tour!
” LaGuardia is also a Jamaica airport.”
I always thought it was in the human sewer called New York!