December 23, 2009
Abram I. Bohrer



American Airlines flight 331 with 154 people aboard skidded while attempting to land in heavy rain in Kingston Jamaica last night.

The Boeing 737-800 bounced across the tarmac and came to a rest just short of the Caribbean Sea, officials and witnesses said.

More than 40 people have reportedly been injured and some have reportedly been admitted to area hospitals.

The impact cracked the fuselage, crushed the left landing gear and separated both engines from the aircraft.

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