Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 6 people injured
09 November, 2018, 23:09 | Author: Mable Gonzales
A commercial airliner crash landed at Georgetown Airport in Guyana on Friday morning.
But while airline officials reported two of the 128 people on the plane were taken to hospital as a precaution, Global Affairs said all Canadians on board were believed to be unhurt.
The flight, which was heading to Pearson Airport, experienced some technical difficulties and had to return to CJIA.
"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. We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", added the release.
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"There were no reports of broken bones", Patterson told a news briefing at the airport.
Bowen said 120 passengers and crew were on the plane.
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.
Bedessee said takeoff had been delayed by about 45 minutes because one of the left-side doors had "not closed properly" and a maintenance crew was called to fix the problem.
The relevant overseas authorities have been informed and an investigation is underway.
Just 11 minutes later, the pilot indicated a hydraulic problem and requested permission to return to the airport.
Its right wing and engine were badly damaged.
Boeing Co is looking into the incident, a spokesman said.
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