Boeing 757 crash-landing in Guyana injures 6 passengers

Boeing Jet Crash Lands At Guyana Airport 6 Injured Minister

Boeing Jet Crash Lands At Guyana Airport 6 Injured Minister

Guyana's public infrastructure minister, David Patterson, planned to provide a detailed report on the incident Friday.

According to reports, the emergency services at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport knew that the flight, which was headed to Canada, was in trouble within 45 minutes of take-off.

The captain of the ill-fated Fly Jamaica Airlines jet that made an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport alleged that several personal items were stolen from the plane, police said.

The injured received treatment at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.

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".

The passengers included a crew of eight, two infants, two Jamaicans nationals, an American, 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, a Pakistani and the Trinidadian.

The aircraft only came to halt after crashing into a fence and when its front wheel became wedged in a pile of sand being used for the ongoing airport expansion project, at the end of the runway.

The Minister confirmed the Fly Jamaica flight crashed at the same spot Caribbean Airlines flight crashed in 2011.

Fly Jamaica falls under the Wings Aviation company and operates scheduled flights from Guyana to Kingston, Jamaica; Toronto, Canada and New York, United States. "We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", the carrier said in a statement.

"We are making alternative arrangements to fly out the passengers", he said.

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