It's a miracle!
That's what many who saw the pictures of AA flight 331 or witnessed the wreckage are thinking, never mind the passengers and crew members!
On Tuesday December 22, 2009, the 737 boeing aircraft carrying 148 passengers and 6 crew members careened off the Norman Manley international airport's runway while attempting to land, just a few feet away from the ocean!
That was about 10:22 p.m. You have to see it to believe it!
According to Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Derby, director general of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), speaking with the Jamaica Gleaner, "if the plane was going a little faster, it would have ended up in the sea ... a little slower and it would have ended up on the road ... either scenario would have been catastrophic!"
Miraculously, and thankfully, no one perished, but the original report claimed that 92 of the passengers were injured.
The injured were rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital, Andrews Memorial Hospital, the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and Medical Associates Hospital. All but thirteen, were treated and released.
The investigations continues, but these pictures should give you a pretty good insight into exactly what it looked like on the ground.
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