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

10 November, 2018, 08:24 | Author: Angel Logan
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Officials say a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 aircraft has overshot the runway at Guyana's main global airport, injuring several people.

The plane had 118 passengers, two infants and eight crew members on board.

"We can confirm that flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing", read a release from the Airline.

The same source also reported that a total of six people were hurt in the crash, but are stable and being treated at the Diamond Regional Hospital in Georgetown.

The 118 passengers on board the Boeing 757-200 included 82 Canadians.

The flight reportedly left Guyana at 2:10 a.m. local time Friday and at 2:21 a.m. the pilot indicated a problem with the hydraulics, prompting a request by the crew to return to the airport.

None of the injuries are life-threatening.

In a statement to FOX Business, a Boeing spokesperson said the company was aware of the reports and is in the process of gathering more information.

Its right wing and engine were badly damaged.

In 2011, a Caribbean Airlines jet carrying 163 people crashed as it landed at the Guyana airport, injuring several passengers.

"Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance to Canadian citizens if needed".

The Fly Jamaica Airways plane was bound for Toronto when it suffered a hydraulic problem shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport, crashing and careening off the runway.

Amid an investigation into what caused a brand-new 737 Max jet to crash in Indonesia, another jet produced by US aerospace and defense company Boeing crash landed in Guyana. The US National Transportation Safety Board was alerted.

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