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The final pictures of Boeing 737-823 N977AN

The location of the aircraft along with the runway and the Caribbean Sea can be seen in this photo.

The three sections of the 737 can be seen in this dramatic photo.

The extent of the damage is apparent in this picture.

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will have to replace Boeing 737-823 N977AN (msn 29550) as this picture shows the extreme amount of damage at Kingston to the fuselage, broken in three spots.  This picture confirms the airliner is an insurance write off (WO).

The news media has already started its speculation on what caused the accident including possible pilot fatigue and the relatively fast landing speed (160 MPH) of the aircraft.  This is from the Dallas News:


American Airlines’ Boeing 737-823 N977AN overshoots the runway at Kingston

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

American Airlines Boeing 737-823 N977AN (msn 29550) MIA (overshoots the runway at Kingston)

Originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery

American Airlines’ (Dallas/Fort Worth) Boeing 737-823 N977AN (msn 29550) as flight AA 331 from Washington (Reagan National) to Kingston, Jamaica via the Miami hub overshot the runway at KIN on landing with 148 passengers and six crew members in a heavy rainstorm late last night. The aircraft is substantially damaged (a possible insurance write off).

News link with video:


Statement from American Airlines with an update on the injuries:


Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. N977AN is pictured at Miami before the accident.