Bound plane with dozens of Canadians on board crashes shortly after takeoff

10 November, 2018, 08:26 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Multiple Passengers Injured After A Toronto Bound Plane Crash Landed Due To

A spokesman for Fly Jamaica 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. At this time, we believe that all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe.

St. Lucia News was reporting that six people were injured, but they were stable and being treated at Diamond Regional Hospital in Georgetown.

The passengers included one American, 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, one Pakistani and one Trinidadian.

The site of the Fly Jamaica plane crash is seen in the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana.

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".

He added that all the persons aboard have been accounted for with minor injuries.

Six passengers have been injured after a Canada-bound plane crash-landed in Guyana. Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081.

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"Then the plane swerved to the right and the right wing was flapping and it ripped apart away from the main fuselage", he said.

All Canadian passengers aboard a Toronto-bound flight with a mechanical problem escaped injury when their plane skidded off the runway at Guyana's main worldwide airport, federal officials said Friday.

That's when it suffered "an accident on landing", a statement from Fly Jamaica reads.

Bedessee said the incident had left him "very shaken and very, I don't know, nervous".

Amid an investigation into what caused a brand-new 737 Max jet to crash in Indonesia, another jet produced by USA aerospace and defense company Boeing crash landed in Guyana. The Public Infrastructure Minister said the United States' National Transportation Safety Board has been informed.

The airline said it was providing local assistance.

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