Fly Jamaica Makes Emergency Landing In Guyana - Six Injured

10 November, 2018, 08:23 | Author: Lucy Floyd
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A Fly Jamaica airliner crashed early Friday morning at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, officials said.

'At this time, we believe that all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe.

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

St. Lucia News was reporting that six people were injured, but they were stable and being treated at Diamond Regional Hospital in Georgetown.

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Global Affairs says none of the 82 Canadians on board at the time were hurt.

There were 118 adults and two infants aboard as well as eight crew members made up of six Guyanese and two Jamaicans.

Airline spokesman Carl Bowen said 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.

"Everyone was going insane, screaming, crying for their lives, everything", said passenger Invor Bedessee, describing how some people were injured getting off the flight.

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According to St. Lucia News, the plane attempted to get back to the airport, but it overran the runway and crash-landed. One of the aircraft's turbines is seen badly damaged after it apparently hit the barrier.

The Fly Jamaica aircraft crashed upon landing at the CJIA.

The airline said it was providing local assistance.

"I'm still shaking, I'm so shocked", the Toronto man said from a Georgetown hotel.

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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. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States has been informed as well.

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