Fly Jamaica Makes Emergency Landing In Guyana - Six Injured

Frederick Owens
November 10, 2018

A Boeing jetliner carrying 126 people crash-landed at the airport in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, injuring six people, the transport minister said. At this time, we believe that all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe.

Global Affairs confirmed that 82 Canadians were on the Fly Jamaica aircraft when it made an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana, damaging the aircraft's right wing and engine.

Just 11 minutes later, the pilot indicated a hydraulic problem and requested permission to return to the airport.

He added that all the persons aboard have been accounted for with minor injuries.

Boeing Co is looking into the incident, a spokesman said. Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081.

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Fly Jamaica also reported that two elderly passengers had been taken to hospital as a precaution after the landing, and Bedessee said any injuries were likely sustained during the evacuation process. One of the aircraft's turbines is seen badly damaged after it apparently hit the barrier.

The Fly Jamaica Airways plane was bound for Toronto when it suffered a hydraulic problem shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport, crashing and careening off the runway.

On landing at 2:53 AM, the emergency services were activated and since then an investigator from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has taken responsibility for the crash site.

The Fly Jamaica plane which was en route to Toronto is said to have developed a "technical problem".

The Airline has since said it is providing local assistance and "will further release information as soon as it is available".

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