I woke up this morning to the news that an airplane had overshot the runway in Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport. Initially my reaction was one of terror because I thought my sister-in-law was headed for Kingston last night. However, she didn't go as planned.
This was an American Airlines flight that originated at Washington's Reagan Airport, stopped in Miami and then headed to Kingston. The plane overshot the runway and landed on the sand. Luckily, the plane did not enter the Kingston Harbor which is a few feet away.
Latest reports are that there were several people injured but all 154 people on board survived.
This is a sobering reminder about how quickly things can change for the worse. I am grateful that everyone on the flight is ok and that they will be able to celebrate Christmas again this year.