Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands at airport in Guyana

Leroy Wright
November 9, 2018

A commercial airliner crash landed at Georgetown Airport in Guyana on Friday morning.

All passengers on board survived and six people suffered only minor injuries.

"There were no reports of broken bones", Patterson told a news briefing at the airport.

"There was a lot of chaos". An emergency inflatable slide had been deployed from one of the front doors.

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.

The relevant overseas authorities have been informed and an investigation is underway. There were eight crew members aboard. Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081.

Patterson said that the flight departed Guyana at 2:10 am (local time) on Friday and at 2:21 am, the pilot indicated "there was some hydraulic problem and he requested permission to return and he did".

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But it overshot the runway and ended up on the grass.

Images posted on the airport's Facebook page and various sites showed the plane appearing to have gone through a chain link fence, with one of its engines tilted upward and resting on the fencing. "It was a miracle".

Boeing said it was looking into the incident.

"It's like all of my goose bumps are going insane, just it's a shock and awe, more or less", he said.

"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", the airline said.

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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