July 29 — According to a report in the Jamaica Observer newspaper, several passengers on the ill-fated American Airlines (AA) plane that crashed in Kingston last December have filed legal claims against the airline. AA officials confirmed the report. A total of 92 of the 154 people on board AA flight 331 on December 22 were injured when the aircraft overshot the runway in driving night rain, broke through a perimeter fence, crossed the Port Royal road and ended up on the beach across from the Norman Manley International Airport. Claims for damages against the airline could run into million of dollars, legal sources indicated.