Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands at airport in Guyana

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport 6 people injured

Eric Piermont

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

"We can confirm that flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing", read a release from the Airline.

"They are all stable and are being looked at", Patterson said, adding that all the passengers and crew on board had been accounted for with "no reports of any broken bones or such".

The flight left from Cheddi Jagan International Airport, near the Guyanese capital of Georgetown, with 120 passengers and eight crew aboard at about 2 a.m. ET.

He said the injuries were not life-threatening and the wounded were taken to a hospital near the airport in this country bordering Venezuela to the east.

The twin-engine jet skidded off the runway, injuring half a dozen people, according to the report.

"Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance to Canadian citizens if needed".

Images posted on the airport's Facebook page showed the nose of the Fly Jamaica Airways plane resting against a perimeter fence.

"I am all safe, but shaking", he wrote in a Facebook post.

"One of the wings came apart and the engine on the right side actually flipped over and we crashed into a big sand pile at the edge of a cliff".

Airline spokesman Carl Bowen said the plane, which was on its way to Toronto, Cananda, reported a hydraulic failure emergency shortly after taking off from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and returned after less than 20 minutes.

Amid an investigation into what caused a brand-new 737 Max jet to crash in Indonesia, another jet produced by US aerospace and defense company Boeing crash landed in Guyana.

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