Witnesses from various vantage points indicated that the landing of the plane was unusual with the tail of the plane hitting the seawall barrier as the plane was landing. Rescuers arrived at approximately 11:35 a.m. to help passengers off the plane.
Investigators indicated there were a total of 307 people on board; 291 passengers and 16 crew members. At approximately 1:00 p.m., 182 people were taken to area hospitals around
Many of the passengers helped one another to get off the plane.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are still investigating the cause of the plane crash.
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