Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands at airport in Guyana

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport 6 people injured

Eric Piermont

A Fly Jamaica Airways Boeing Co. jet en route to Toronto crash landed after returning to Guyana with a fault.

It reports that there were 82 Canadians on board.

That's when it suffered "an accident on landing", a statement from Fly Jamaica reads.

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.

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

In July 2011, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft belonging to Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines crashed at Cheddi Jagan after landing too far down the runway and running out of braking space, injuring several people.

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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.

"The reports are of back pain and such, no reports of any broken bones", Minister Patterson said.

The crew were mad eup of six Guyanese and two Jamaicans, according to Mr Patterson.

On landing, the emergency services were activated and since then an investigator from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has taken responsibility for the crash site. A spokesman said consular assistance would be available to those who needed it.

"We are making alternative arrangements to fly out the passengers", he said.

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