Flight From JFK Crashes: All 163 Survive

Plane overshoots runway in Guyana
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2011 1:59 PM CDT
The broken fuselage of a Caribbean Airlines' Boeing 737-800 is seen after it crashed in Guyana.   (AP Photo/Jules Gibson)
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(Newser) – You probably wouldn't guess as much from the photos, but all 163 people aboard a plane from JFK to Guyana survived a disastrous landing. Dozens of people required medical attention, however, including four with serious injuries, reports AP. After the plane touched down on a rainy runway during the night, it skidded through a chain-link fence, and broke apart in a grassy field. It barely missed plunging into a 200-foot ravine.

"We are very, very grateful that more people were not injured," said Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo, who visited the crash site.

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