Toronto-bound airplane with 126 passenger crash-lands at Guyana airport, six injured

A 'Fly Jamaica Airways' Boeing jetliner bound for Toronto, Canada from Georgetown, Guyana has been forced into crash-landing shortly after takeoff, after it suffered a hydraulic problem.

Transportation minister for the South American country David Patterson, said the plane -carrying 126 passenger- returned to the airport crashing and skidding off the runway.

No fatality was recorded, though, six people
were reported injured and the minister called theme non-life threatening injuries saying the wounded had been taken to a hospital near the airport.

“They are all stable and are being looked at. There were no reports of broken bones,” Patterson told a news briefing at the airport.

The crash site has been secured by Guyanese police and soldiers and investigators are looking into the accident. The US National Transportation Safety Board have also been notified.

The pilot of the airplane reported a problem with the hydraulic system 10 minutes into the flight.

The airline released in statement saying: “We can confirm that Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing.”

“At this time, we believe that all 118 passengers and eight crew members are safe. We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available,” it added.
 


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