Fly Jamaica crash lands in Guyana, several injured

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport 6 people injured

Eric Piermont

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.

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

While the pilot tried to make the emergency landing he was unable to to get the aircraft to cpmpe to a complete stop before reaching the end of the runway.

The airport said on its Facebook page that the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening, but otherwise offered no further details on the crash.

The plane had 118 passengers, two infants and eight crew members on board.

St. Lucia News also there were 82 Canadians on board the flight, which was Toronto-bound.

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Bowen said 120 passengers and crew were on the plane.

Fly Jamaica Flight 256 headed back to the Guyanan capital Georgetown because of a technical problem, the airline said in a statement on its website, adding that it believes all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe.

"There were (some people) injured because of coming down the slide or not getting off the flight fast enough, so the people behind them were kicking them", he told Canada's public broadcaster CBC.

After departing at 2:10 am (0610 GMT), the pilot reported a problem with the hydraulic system 10 minutes into the flight.

One of the aircraft's turbines is seen badly damaged after it apparently hit the barrier. The runway then was 2,255 metres long, but is now being extended to 3,048 metres.

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