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Jamaica crash landing: Report details reasons for American Airlines incident

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Details from the investigation into a Jamaican crash landing have been revealed. According to the Associated Press via ABC News, the Jamaica crash landing was a result of multiple factors coming together.

The Jamaican crash landing happened in December 2009 when an American Airlines jet overshot the runway. The airplane split apart and was completely destroyed. Luckily, and somewhat miraculously perhaps, all 154 people who were on the plane at the time of the Jamaican crash landing survived. Fourteen of those people did have serious injuries, though they were not life-threatening.

Now the Jamaican Civil Aviation Authority has released its report regarding the Jamaica crash landing. It says that the crew decided to land on a wet runway in heavy rain with a high tailwind, all of which were definitely issues.There was a standing water warning for the runway, and it seems the crew was not aware of it.

In addition, the crew crossed the threshold for the runway above the desired height and that led them to touch down in a spot further down the runway than they should have. The report also is says that the crew may have been fatigued after being on duty and awake for so many hours. The report has been sent to the US National Transportation Safety Board. American Airlines has not yet commented on the report released regarding the Jamaica crash landing.



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