Here's a pic from Reuters, definitely damage to the skin and the horizontal stabilizer.
That image isn't showing up for me but this is the same exact picture: http://glocdn.investing.com/trkd-images ... R1E7_L.jpg
The fuselage is definitely damaged as you can see forward of the rear cargo door. Not as bad as the BA 777 in terms of depth of damage, but in terms of size the whole right wing is toast (pun intended).
I know the bird is only 13.5 years old but I think it's a write off. If they try to replace the wing by pulling it off of a bird in the desert I think they'd run into problems getting it airworthy and certified.
EDIT: Planespotters.net has it as written off. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... n-Airlines
Planespotters.net was also the first one to list G-VIIO as a write off. The plane is severely damaged and don't think it will be repaired, but lets wait to see what American says about the bird.
I also came across an article in the independent, was actually a rather good article, but something that immediately got my attention was this:
"Passenger Sarah Ahmed told WLS-TV the plane was speeding down the runway when she heard an explosion and saw flames and black smoke. She said everyone on the right side of the aircraft jumped from their seats and moved to the left side. "People are yelling, 'Open the door! Open the door!' Everyone's screaming and jumping on top of each other to open the door," Ahmed said. "Within that time, I think it was seven seconds, there was now smoke in the plane and the fire is right up against the windows, and it's melting the windows."
She didn't mention where she was seated but most likely behind the wing, were the plane is scorched, and smoke entered the plane within 10 seconds. That's a lot faster than I thought and it should probably tell us something about the damage to the fuselage.