Boeing jet crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

09 November, 2018, 20:40 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport 6 people injured

It is not known exactly what caused the problem with the Fly Jamaica plane, which was a 757-200 model.

Officials say a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 aircraft has overshot the runway at Guyana's main global airport, injuring several people.

Six of the 128 people aboard the plane, including crewmembers, were injured in the crash, the minister of public infrastructure, David Patterson, said as cited by local media.

Images posted on the airport's Facebook page and various sites showed the Fly Jamaica Airways plane appearing to have gone through a chainlink fence, with one of its engines tilted upward and resting on the fencing.

"We can confirm that Air Jamaica flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing". At this time, we believe that all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe.

Six passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries after a Canada-bound plane crashed shortly after take-off in Guyana's capital.


Ali, the report said, injured her neck and back sliding down the emergency chute, her daughter said.

It reports that there were 82 Canadians on board.

About 20 minutes into the flight, the pilot indicated the plane was experiencing problems with its hydraulic system, Guyana officials said at a Friday morning news conference.

CJIA says it has has set up a hotline - 261-2281 or 600-7022 - for family members for assistance and information.

Fly Jamaica falls under the Wings Aviation company and operates scheduled flights from Guyana to Kingston, Jamaica; Toronto, Canada and New York, United States. The runway then was 2,255 metres long, but is now being extended to 3,048 metres.

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