Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Fly Jamaica Makes Emergency Landing In Guyana - Six Injured

The Fly Jamaica aircraft crashed upon landing at the CJIA The Fly Jamaica aircraft crashed upon landing at the CJIA
Ellis Copeland | 09 November, 2018, 22:07

The flight was departing from Georgetown, Guyana at 2am local time and was meant to land in Toronto, Canada.

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.

When the plane landed, the pilots had trouble stopping it and it eventually came to a halt at the end of the runway.

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

"The reports are of back pain and such, no reports of any broken bones", Minister Patterson said.

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.

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The Boeing 757 aircraft with 118 adults and two infants on board was forced to return to the CJIA minutes after its departure for Canada because of technical difficulties and over ran the airstrip on the emergency landing.

The plane struck a fence and a heap of sand before coming to a stop at around 2.53a.m.

Other sources also told Demerara Waves Online News that a number of crew members and passengers have also claimed items, including passports, electronic devices have been stolen.

The relevant overseas authorities have been informed and an investigation is underway.

A spokesperson for Fly Jamaica said it is providing local assistance for its passengers and "will furhter release information as soon as it is available".

The Ministry is set to hold another press conference at 10:00hrs to provide further updates.

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