Fly Jamaica crash lands in Guyana, several injured

Fly Jamaica aircraft after emergency landing

Fly Jamaica aircraft after emergency landing

A Fly Jamaica Airways Boeing Co. jet en route to Toronto crash landed after returning to Guyana with a fault.

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

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

While the pilot tried to make the emergency landing he was unable to to get the aircraft to cpmpe to a complete stop before reaching the end of the runway.

All of the 118 passengers and eight crew members on board are believed to be safe.

Airline spokesman Carl Bowen said the Boeing 757-200 aircraft returned to the airport less than 20 minutes after taking off around 2:10 a.m. local time, but overshot the runway upon landing.

Pictures showed the plane had ground to a halt in the sand just short of a steep incline.

"They are all stable and are being looked at", Patterson said, adding that all the passengers and crew on board had been accounted for with "no reports of any broken bones or such".

Guyana's Chief Medical Officer, Shamdeo Persaud, said five people had been referred to another hospital for "further investigation" for spinal injuries.

Fly Jamaica released a statement confirming that flight OJ256 "suffered an accident on landing".

"Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance to Canadian citizens if needed".

Bedessee said the incident had left him "very shaken and very, I don't know, nervous". The runway then was 7,400 feet (2,255 meters) but is now being extended to 10,000 feet.

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