Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

6 injured after Fly Jamaica flight headed to Toronto crash-lands in Guyana

6 injured after Fly Jamaica flight headed to Toronto crash-lands in Guyana

The plane barrelled through a chain-link fence before finally coming to a halt at the top of an embankment, Bedessee said. There were eight crew members aboard.

Transportation minister for the South American country David Patterson, said the plane -carrying 126 passenger- returned to the airport crashing and skidding off the runway.

Meanwhile up to late Friday, at least ten members of the Guyana Fire Service were being questioned about the removal of personal items belonging to passengers from the Fly Jamaica jet that made an emergency landing.

Guyana's Chief Medical Officer, Shamdeo Persaud, said five of the injured had been referred to another hospital for "further investigation" for spinal injuries.

Local civil aviation authorities were on Friday investigating an incident involving a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which overshot the runway at Guyana's main worldwide airport earlier in the day injuring several people officials said.

Boeing Co is looking into the incident, a spokesman said.

Six people were reported injured and pictures show substantial damage to the starboard wing and engine. "It was a miracle".

Barcelona in Champions League
Upfront, Luis Suarez is another player who has stepped up in Messi's absence, and should be focal point of the Barcelona attack. Substitute Dembele got Barca out of trouble with a perfectly struck half-volley in the 87th minute after a knockdown by Pique.

He recalled that it was not too long after take off that the Captain of the plane announced that there was now an issue with the airplane's hydraulics system and he would need to return to Guyana.

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

The flight data recorder and black box had been recovered and were given to the US National Transportation Safety Board for review, Guyanese officials said.

The crash site has been secured by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).

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

Global Affairs said none of the Canadians on board sustained injuries, adding that consular assistance was available to anyone needing it.

Like this: