Fly Jamaica plane crash lands in Guyana

Boeing Jet Crash Lands At Guyana Airport 6 Injured Minister

Boeing Jet Crash Lands At Guyana Airport 6 Injured Minister

The Fly Jamaica aircraft crashed upon landing at the CJIA.

Fly Jamaica Flight 256 headed back to the Guyanan capital Georgetown because of a technical problem, the airline said in a statement on its website, adding that it believes all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe.

A Fly Jamaica airliner crashed early Friday morning at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, officials said.

Minster of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson at an emergency press conference held at the airport, confirmed that 120 persons, including two infants, were onboard the flight destined for Toronto, Canada. He added that all the persons aboard have been accounted for with minor injuries.

The injured received treatment at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.

Minister Patterson explained that the flight departed the airport at 02:10hrs and at about 02:21grs, the Pilot indicated that he was experiencing hydraulic problems.

That included 82 Canadians, one American, 35 Guyanese, one Pakistani and one Trinidadian.

While the pilot tried to make the emergency landing he was unable to to get the aircraft to cpmpe to a complete stop before reaching the end of the runway. The crew comprised of six Guyanese and two Jamaicans.

The plane crashed into a feance and its front wheel became wedged in a pile of sand that was being used for a runway expansion project.

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".

He noted that even though the extended runway was not complete that the sand served as a cushion.

A Guyanese government official is expected to provide an update on the incident at 10 a.m. ET.

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