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

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

Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands in Guyana as emergency declared 18 minutes in

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

There were 82 Canadians on board on the plane, which was carrying 118 people, two infants and eight crew members.

The flight, which was heading to Pearson Airport, experienced some technical difficulties and had to return to CJIA.

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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A spokesperson for Fly Jamaica said it is providing local assistance for its passengers and "will furhter release information as soon as it is available".

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Six people were injured after a Boeing 757 with more than 120 people on board crash-landed at Guyana's Cheddi Jagan Airport, local media reports citing authorities. "We were in the air flying for 15 minutes and captain said there is a hydraulic problem, and turned the plane back. captain dumped fuel and then landed".

Guyana's Chief Medical Officer, Shamdeo Persaud, said five people had been referred to another hospital for "further investigation" for spinal injuries.

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Patterson said that the United States' National Transportation Safety Board has been informed.

That's when it suffered "an accident on landing", a statement from Fly Jamaica reads.

On November 16, last year, the airline formed by a Guyanese businessman and three Jamaican shareholders, was given permission by the Guyana government to begin direct flights between Guyana and Cuba.

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