Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 overruns runway at Georgetown Airport

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

It said Flight OJ256 "suffered an accident on landing", but had no other details on the nature of the accident.

Six people are reportedly injured after a Toronto-bound flight made an emergency landing in Guyana, according to airline officials.

There were 118 passengers, two children and eight crew on board the Fly Jamaica jet at the time of the accident, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson said.


Patterson said that the flight departed Guyana at 2:10 am (local time) on Friday and at 2:21 am, the pilot indicated "there was some hydraulic problem and he requested permission to return and he did".

They were taken to hospital.

Six passengers have been injured after a Canada-bound plane crash-landed in Guyana.

Its right wing and engine were badly damaged.


Images posted on the airport's Facebook page showed the nose of the Fly Jamaica Airways plane resting against a perimeter fence.

Bedessee said the incident had left him "very shaken and very, I don't know, nervous".

Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Egbert Field, said the pilots of the aircraft had not yet been interviewed but the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder had been removed from the wrecked plane and sent to the United States for analysis.

Airline spokesman Carl Bowen says the plane, which was on its way to Toronto, reported a hydraulic failure emergency shortly after taking off from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and returned after less than 20 minutes. "We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", it added.


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