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Fly Jamaica Airways Plane En Route To Toronto Crash Lands In Guyana

09 November 2018, 10:09 | Darnell Patrick

Eric Piermont

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport 6 people injured

According to reports, the emergency services at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport knew that the flight, which was headed to Canada, was in trouble within 45 minutes of take-off.

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

As such, preparations were made for an emergency landing but the Pilot was unable to get the aircraft to an absolute stop before the end of the runway.

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

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.

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"There were (some people) injured because of coming down the slide or not getting off the flight fast enough, so the people behind them were kicking them", he told Canada's public broadcaster CBC.

St. Lucia News also there were 82 Canadians on board the flight, which was Toronto-bound.

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

Images posted on the airport's Facebook page and various sites showed the plane appearing to have gone through a chain link fence, with one of its engines tilted upward and resting on the fencing. "We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", it added. The runway then was 2,255 metres long, but is now being extended to 3,048 metres.



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