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    American Airlines flight 331 crashes in Jamaica

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,580942,00.html

    **snip**

    "The plane crashed and broke almost in front of me," said passenger Naomi Palmer to the Jamaica Observer. Palmer said she was in pain.

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    Thankfully the above article gives hope that everyone survived... the flight originated from here in Washington, DC (guess it had a stop-over in Miami before heading to Jamaica)

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    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

    http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/40-pa...amaica-airport

    Scary. It looks like the rain is creating a lot of problems.

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    Prayers for everyone on board and their families.

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    What a whole lot of lucky people.


    http://www.reuters.com/article/slide...J320091224#a=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieBean View Post
    WOW, what a miracle!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnoid View Post
    Very bad weather apparently. Seems it landed and didn't stop before it ran out of pavement - this is called "overrunning the runway".
    http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/40-pa...amaica-airport


    Weather reports - just saving them here, they need to be translated to English:

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    MKJP 230430Z 34011KT 44000 RA BKN014 FEW016CB BKN100 21/13 Q1013 RESHRA
    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
    MKJP 230100Z 040033KT 5000 SHRA BKN016 SCT030 BKN100 23/20 Q1013 RERA
    MKJP 230000Z 32004KT 9999 FEW016 BKN030 BKN100 24/19 Q1012
    MKJP 222300Z 00000KT 9999 VCSH SCT016 SCT030 BKN100 24/20 Q1011
    I don't know how many of you have landed at this airport but it is very frightening to do so. The runway is very short and it dead ends just feet from the water. I have landed there twice and once the plane actually bounced off the runway during the landing and almost lost control and nearly did not stop in time to not run off in the water. I nearly kissed the ground when I exited the plane.



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