American Airlines Flight Narrowly Avoids Sea On Landing In Jamaica; Many Injured

No one was killed, but the jet's fuselage cracked, at least one engine came off and the plane ended up just feet from the Caribbean Sea last night when an American Airlines flight landed in Jamaica.

Flight 331 from Miami, which had originated in Washington, D.C., had more than 150 people aboard. It was landing during a heavy rain storm. More than 40 people were taken to hospitals with injuries including broken bones and back pains.

From Miami, Phil Latzman reports that the nose of the plane was "just feet from the water." Some passengers said the Boeing 737 bounced off the runway during the landing:



  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.