Fly Jamaica flight destined for Toronto suffers accident on landing

Fly Jamaica flight destined for Toronto suffers accident on landing

The runway was temporarily closed after a Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 crash landed at 02:53hrs on Friday.

St. Lucia News also there were 82 Canadians on board the flight, which was Toronto-bound.

There were 118 adults and two infants aboard as well as eight crew members made up of six Guyanese and two Jamaicans.

The flight reportedly left Guyana at 2:10 am local time today and at 2:21 am, the pilot indicated an hydraulic problem, requesting permission to return.

Six people were injured after a Boeing 757 with more than 120 people on board crash-landed at Guyana's Cheddi Jagan Airport, local media reports citing authorities.




He says he's still shaken up after the crash, which officials say sent two people to hospital. One of the aircraft's turbines is seen badly damaged after it apparently hit the barrier.

"There were (some people) injured because of coming down the slide or not getting off the flight fast enough, so the people behind them were kicking them", he told Canada's public broadcaster CBC. Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081.

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.

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority launched an investigation, and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which automatically assists with inquiries under worldwide rules, was notified, officials said.

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

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