At least one American is dead in the latest of several major airline accidents around the world this month. At least 41 people have been killed in the crash of a Peruvian jetliner that split in two as it tried to make an emergency landing in a fierce storm.
An airline official says wind shear could have caused the accident. That's a sudden change in wind speed or direction. One survivor says the plane began to shake a lot minutes before the crash.
At least 56 people were hurt. But a police official also says some people "walked away from the crash." Eleven Americans were aboard the plane. Two are unaccounted for.