JIS News

The Port Royal Road will be closed today (December 27), from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. on Monday, December 28, to facilitate removal of another section of the American Airlines aircraft, which overshot the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport on December 22.
The tail section was removed in an operation which began last night (December 26), at 10:45 p.m.
A crane will be deployed to carry out the removal exercise at the site, which is located across from the runway at the airport, and this has necessitated the closure of the road.
The aircraft, carrying 148 passengers, plus a crew of six, from Miami USA, ended up on the beach across the road from the airport. There were no fatalities.
Director of Flight Safety at the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Nari Williams-Singh, and a team from the Authority are leading the investigations into the incident, assisted by a six-member team from the United States (US) National Transportation Safety Board.
Seven representatives from American Airlines have also arrived in the island from Puerto Rico, to assist with the dismantling of the aircraft.

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