Bound flight crash lands at airport in Guyana

Boeing jet crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

Boeing Jet Crash-Lands At Guyana Airport, 6 Injured: Minister

The Fly Jamaica plane was 20 minutes into a flight from Georgetown, Guyana, to Toronto when the pilot indicated there were problems with the Boeing 757's hydraulic system.

A spokesman for Fly Jamaica said: 'We can confirm that Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing.

The Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson told reporters during a press conference: "The reports are of back pain and such, no reports of any broken bones".

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

Global Affairs confirmed that 82 Canadians were on the Fly Jamaica aircraft when it made an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana, damaging the aircraft's right wing and engine.

According to a report on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) website, Rabina Roopnarine got a call from her mother, Bebe Ali, who was among those on the plane.

"Where the aircraft veered off is about the exact same place the Caribbean Airlines (plane did)... so fortunately for us on this occasion, the extension (of the runway) was there so they were able to utilise the extension", Patterson said, adding that investigations into the matter had already started.

That's when it suffered "an accident on landing", a statement from Fly Jamaica reads. The US National Transportation Safety Board was alerted.

The plane crashed into a feance and its front wheel became wedged in a pile of sand that was being used for a runway expansion project. One of its key principals is Guyanese aviator, Captain Reece, the chairman of the airline.

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