Six hurt in Fly Jamaica's emergency crash-landing in Guyana

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport 6 people injured

The Jamaica Airlines flight, bound for Toronto, suffered hydraulic issues while taking off from Georgetown airport and had to turn round and make an emergency landing.

Among those on board were 35 Guyanese, 82 Canadians, one American citizen, a Trinidadian and one Pakistani.

The Boeing 757-200, registered as N524AT, overran the end of the runway and crossed through the airport perimeter fence.

The airport said on its Facebook page that the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening.

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

Pictures showed the plane had ground to a halt in the sand just short of a steep incline.




All Canadian passengers aboard a Toronto-bound flight with a mechanical problem escaped injury when their plane skidded off the runway at Guyana's main global airport, federal officials said Friday.

The flight left from Cheddi Jagan International Airport, near the Guyanese capital of Georgetown, with 120 passengers and eight crew aboard at about 2 a.m. ET.

Bowen said two elderly passengers were taken to the hospital as a precaution and the plane was safely evacuated.

On landing, the emergency services were activated and since then an investigator from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has taken responsibility for the crash site.

The Minister confirmed the Fly Jamaica flight crashed at the same spot Caribbean Airlines flight crashed in 2011. The airport has also set up a hotline for family members looking for assistance and information. The runway then was 7,400 feet (2,255 meters) but is now being extended to 10,000 feet.

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