Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, six injured: minister

Hugh Fox
November 10, 2018

A Fly Jamaica Airways plane headed to Toronto and reportedly carrying dozens of Canadians has crash landed in Guyana after reporting a technical problem shortly after takeoff.

During a press conference, it was announced that there were 118 passengers (including 82 Canadian citizens) and eight crew members on board.

The runway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has been opened for limited use, allowing flights scheduled for departure this morning to leave.

Patterson said that the flight departed Guyana at 2:10 am (local time) on Friday and at 2:21 am, the pilot indicated "there was some hydraulic problem and he requested permission to return and he did".

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All passengers on board survived and six people suffered only minor injuries.

Boeing Co is looking into the incident, a spokesman said.

"I am all safe, but shaking", he wrote in a Facebook post.

Its right wing and engine were badly damaged.

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Fly Jamaica also reported that two elderly passengers had been taken to hospital as a precaution after the landing, and Bedessee said any injuries were likely sustained during the evacuation process.

Fly Jamaica said the airline is now making arrangements to fly the plane's passengers out of Guyana.

Guyana's civil aviation authority is investigating. The Public Infrastructure Minister said the United States' National Transportation Safety Board has been informed.

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

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"We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", they said.

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