Fly Jamaica plane crash-lands at Cheddi Jagan Airport, six injured

Boeing Jet Crash Lands At Guyana Airport 6 Injured Minister

The runway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has been opened for limited use, allowing flights scheduled for departure this morning to leave.

A Boeing jetliner carrying 126 people crash-landed at the airport in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, injuring six people, the transport minister said.

"Fly (Jamaica) plane flight OJ 256, departing for Toronto just crashed landed at Timehri airport Guyana, everyone evacuated safely, I am all safe, but shaking up, we were in the air flying for 15 minutes and captain said there is a hydraulic problem, and turned the plane back to Timehri, captain dumped fuel and then landed".

Its right wing and engine were badly damaged.

The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200 according Flightradar 24, was bound for Canada when it suffered a hydraulic issue after take-off, AFP reported, citing Guyana's infrastructure minister, David Patterson.

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This is the second Boeing aircraft to crash in two weeks.

The plane with its eight crew members of six Guyanese and two Jamaicans, also had on board one American, 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, one Pakistani and a Trinidadian.

Flight OJ256 took off at 2.10am local time, but at 2.21am the pilot put out a distress call, asking to return to the airport. The US National Transportation Safety Board was alerted. "We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", the carrier said in a statement.

The plane crashed into a feance and its front wheel became wedged in a pile of sand that was being used for a runway expansion project.

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