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Six Injured After Boeing Jet Crash-Lands at Guyana Airport

11 November, 2018, 18:49 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport 6 people injured

A mechanically faulty Toronto-bound plane's destructive emergency landing and subsequent crash through a fence at Guyana's main worldwide airport left its passengers, including dozens of Canadians, largely uninjured but still badly shaken, one of those on board said Friday. Passengers were evacuated safely using mostly emergency chutes.

St. Lucia News was reporting that six people were injured, but they were stable and being treated at Diamond Regional Hospital in Georgetown. Bedessee said takeoff had been delayed by about 45 minutes because one of the left-side doors had "not closed properly" and a maintenance crew was called to fix the problem.

Airline spokesman Carl Bowen said the plane, which was on its way to Toronto, reported a hydraulic failure emergency shortly after taking off from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and returned after less than 20 minutes.

Bedessee says the plane drove over spikes that burst its tires before crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest at the edge of a small cliff.

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The pilot of Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 to Toronto, which was carrying 120 passengers and eight crew, requested permission to return to Cheddi Jagan International Airport soon after take-off early on Friday, Guyanese officials said at a news conference. "There were no reports of broken bones". The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has launched an investigation into the incident and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the incident, in order to support the investigation. Police Commissioner, Leslie James, said there is an adequate number of security personnel at the airport around the crash site.

In a statement this morning, the airline says it believes all 118 passengers and eight crew were safe following the crash in Georgetown.

Six passengers were injured and have received medical attention. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries.

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