Bound flight crash lands at airport in Guyana

The Fly Jamaica aircraft crashed upon landing at the CJIA

The Fly Jamaica aircraft crashed upon landing at the CJIA

Six people were injured when a Fly Jamaica plane overshot the runway after returning to Georgetown, Guyana, Friday morning.

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

As such, preparations were made for an emergency landing but the Pilot was unable to get the aircraft to an absolute stop before the end of the runway.

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

Fly Jamaica also reported that two elderly passengers had been taken to hospital as a precaution after the landing, and Bedessee said any injuries were likely sustained during the evacuation process.

Amid an investigation into what caused a brand-new 737 Max jet to crash in Indonesia, another jet produced by USA aerospace and defense company Boeing crash landed in Guyana.

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A statement from Fly Jamaica confirmed a technical problem forced Flight OJ256 to return and "suffered an accident on landing".

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. Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081.

Fly Jamaica is an airline headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica and commenced operations in 2013.

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"We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", they said. The runway then was 2,255 metres long, but is now being extended to 3,048 metres.

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