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Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 injured

09 November 2018

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.

The Fly Jamaica plane was 20 minutes into a flight from Georgetown, Guyana, to Toronto when the pilot indicated there were problems with the Boeing 757's hydraulic system.

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 same source also reported that a total of six people were hurt in the crash, but are stable and being treated at the Diamond Regional Hospital in Georgetown.

A spokesman for the airline said it "suffered an accident on landing", but all 118 passengers and eight crew were safe.

Bowen said 120 passengers and crew were on the plane.

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

At a local press conference, it was announced that there were 82 Canadians on board.

Guyana's public infrastructure minister, David Patterson, planned to provide a detailed report on the incident Friday. An emergency inflatable slide had been deployed from one of the front doors.

Images posted on the airport's Facebook page and various sites showed the Fly Jamaica Airways plane appearing to have gone through a chainlink fence, with one of its engines tilted upward and resting on the fencing.

Guyana's civil aviation authority is investigating.

Anyone seeking further information on relatives onboard the Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 can contact +592 600-7022 or +592 261-2281 -hotlines established at the airport. The runway then was 7,400 feet (2,255 meters) but is now being extended to 10,000 feet.

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 injured