Six hurt in Fly Jamaica’s emergency crash-landing in Guyana

Six passengers have been injured after a Canada-bound plane crash-landed in Guyana.

The Fly Jamaica plane was 20 minutes into a flight from Georgetown, Guyana, to Toronto when the pilot indicated there were problems with the Boeing 757’s hydraulic system.

It returned to Georgetown’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport just before 2am local time (6am GMT).

The plane was carrying 120 passengers including two infants, plus eight crew members.

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

Its right wing and engine were badly damaged.

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

Fly Jamaica said in a statement: “We can confirm that flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing.”

Guyana’s civil aviation authority is investigating.

It was reported that the plane was 19 years old and previously flew with airlines including American Trans Air and Thomas Cook.

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