JIS News

From 10:00 p.m. tonight (December 28) until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, the Port Royal Road will be closed, to facilitate removal of the mid-section of the American Airlines aircraft, which overshot the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport on December 22.
The tail section was removed on December 26, while the nose of the aircraft was removed last night (December 27).
A large 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 nose section of the American Airlines aircraft, which overshot the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport, in Kingston, on December 22, being removed by a crane last night (December 27). The tail section was removed on December 26.
The aircraft, carrying 148 persons, plus a crew of six, from Miami, ended up on the beach across the road from the airport. There were no fatalities.

The aircraft, carrying 148 persons, plus a crew of six, from Miami, 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, Mr. 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 dismantling of the aircraft.

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