Jamaica’s crash landing of an American Airlines plane has been ruled an error, with the final report saying the crew was “possibly fatigued after being on duty for nearly 12 hours, and awake for more than 14 hours.”
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Back in December of 2009, Jamaica’s crash landing occurred at Kingston airport when the plane overshot the runway, only to split apart on impact, dividing into three sections and spilling jet fuel all over the place. The debris fell into the Caribbean Sea and was caught on the sand dunes. Amazingly, despite the plane being utterly destroyed in the crash landing, all 154 passengers lived to tell the tale. Only 14 people were hurt but none of these injuries were life threatening.
The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority issued its final report on the Boeing 737-823 crash landing earlier today and they say the jet crossed the runway about 20 feet higher than normal, which caused them to land on the far side of the runway. The report also said the “experienced flight crew decided to land in heavy rain on a wet runway with a tail wind close to the landing limit. They were not aware of a standing water warning for the airport’s runways in manuals.”
But some people have questioned why the report on Jamaica’s crash landing has taken so long to be completed. Agency spokeswoman Ava Marie Ingram said, “The investigation involved a number of very involved processes.” The report was sent to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board where further recommendations may be made.
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