American Airlines plane overshoots runway at Jamaica airport, injures 40

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Kingston, Dec. 23 (ANI): An American Airlines plane has reportedly crashed after overshooting the runway at an airport in Jamaica in heavy rain.

Flight AA 331 from Miami, with about 150 people on board, is reported to have broken apart after landing at Norman Manley International Airport.

The BBC quoted Jamaican Information Minister Daryl Vaz as saying that at least 40 people were injured.

According to local journalist Roland Henry, the plane had come to rest near the beach.

Roland Henry said survivors had thought the plane was landing normally before there was a series of jolts and luggage fell from overhead lockers.

Passengers were visibly shaken by the incident and some had broken bones or cuts, he added.

However, Vaz said that there were no reports of any deaths.

"The injured passengers have been taken to the Kingston Public Hospital," he said. (ANI)

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