An American Airlines flight which was bound for Lima, Peru made an emergency landing at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston this evening.

It’s understood the aircraft requested an emergency landing when it was approximately eleven minutes away from Kingston.

Director General of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, JCAA, Nari Williams Singh, spoke to our news center about the incident.

He says the pilot of flight AA 917 requested the emergency landing in Jamaica after a crack developed in a window on the aircraft.

Mr. Williams Singh says the aircraft landed without incident and no significant injuries were reported among the 78 people who were board.

Nari Williams Singh, Director General of the JCAA, speaking moments ago with Nationwide News.