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Fly Jamaica crash lands in Guyana, several injured

Fly Jamaica crash lands in Guyana, several injured

A Toronto-bound Fly Jamaica airplane is seen after crash-landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana on November 9, 2018.

The passengers included a crew of eight, two infants, two Jamaicans nationals, an American, 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, a Pakistani and the Trinidadian.

The aircraft went to the end of the runway where spikes created to halt its progress burst several tires, he said, noting that several passengers were screaming and praying by that point.

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

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

The plane barrelled through a chain-link fence before finally coming to a halt at the top of an embankment, Bedessee said.

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Bowen said 120 passengers and crew were on the plane.

Fly Jamaica falls under the Wings Aviation company and operates scheduled flights from Guyana to Kingston, Jamaica; Toronto, Canada and New York, United States.

"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".

Anyone seeking further information on relatives onboard the Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 can contact +592 600-7022 or +592 261-2281 -hotlines established at the airport. Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081.

That's when it suffered "an accident on landing", a statement from Fly Jamaica reads. A spokesman said consular assistance would be available to those who needed it. The runway then was 7,400 feet (2,255 meters) but is now being extended to 10,000 feet.


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