Passenger plane crashes in Jamaica injuring 40

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40 passengers were injured when an American Airlines jet crashed late Tuesday at Kingston’s international airport, Jamaican Information Minister Daryl Vaz told media.

American Airlines Flight 331, carrying 148 passengers and 6 crewmembers, was en route from Miami towards Kingston, the airline confirmed to media. The airplane overshot the runway, as said by local media reports.

“The injured passengers have been taken to the Kingston Public Hospital,” Daryl Vaz told media, adding that there were no reports of victims.

Local media said the Boeing 737 plane broke in 2 after landing in heavy rain at Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport at about 10:00 pm (0300 GMT Wednesday). American Airlines “will not speculate on the cause of the incident,” airline spokesman Billy Sanez said in a recorded statement.

“The plane crashed and broke almost in front of me,” passenger Naomi Palmer told the media as emergency vehicles raced to the sight.

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