Guyana plane crash: Six injured on Air Jamaica flight

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport 6 people injured

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport 6 people injured

A Fly Jamaica flight en route to Toronto crash landed early Friday morning in Guyana.

A spokesman for the airline said it "suffered an accident on landing", but all 118 passengers and eight crew were safe.

Six persons were injured and rushed to Diamond Regional Hospital.

Global Affairs says none of the 82 Canadians on board at the time were hurt.

After encountering hydraulical problems, the pilots chose to return to Georgetown Cheddi Jagan International Airport approximately 45 minutes after takeoff.

"Everyone was going insane, screaming, crying for their lives, everything", said passenger Invor Bedessee, describing how some people were injured getting off the flight.

Six passengers were injured.

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"Then the plane swerved to the right and the right wing was flapping and it ripped apart away from the main fuselage", he said.

A statement from Fly Jamaica confirmed a technical problem forced Flight OJ256 to return and "suffered an accident on landing". Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081.

It is not known exactly what caused the problem with the Fly Jamaica plane, which was a 757-200 model. "We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", it added.

"I'm still shaking, I'm so shocked", the Toronto man said from a Georgetown hotel.

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

"They have been retrieved and will be sent to the National Transportation Safety Board for decoding", Field said.

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