Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands at airport in Guyana

Lester Mason
November 9, 2018

News wire service, Reuters is reporting that six passenger were injured.

Airline spokesman Carl Bowen says 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.

The plane is a much older model than the Boeing 737 MAX operated by Indonesia's Lion Air that nose-dived into the Java Sea last month, killing 189 passengers and crew.

But while coming into land it overshot the runway, went through a fence and ended up in a large pile of sand, tearing one of its wings and an engine off in the process.

The injuries suffered by the passengers were not life-threatening.

The Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson told reporters during a press conference: "The reports are of back pain and such, no reports of any broken bones".

Boeing delivered the final 757 in 2005 after more than two decades of production that saw the longest-ever single-aisle airliner become a mainstay of trans-Atlantic routes and cross-continental flights in the U.S.

Minister Patterson explained that the flight departed the airport at 02:10hrs and at about 02:21grs, the Pilot indicated that he was experiencing hydraulic problems.

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

CBC said that a representative from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is expected to assist in the probe. "We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", the carrier said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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