Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands at airport in Guyana

Boeing jet crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

Boeing jet crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

It is not known exactly what caused the problem with the Fly Jamaica plane, which was a 757-200 model.

There were 118 passengers, two children and eight crew on board the Fly Jamaica jet at the time of the accident, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson said.

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) re-opened this morning a few hours after a Fly Jamaica airliner made an emergency landing 45 minutes into its flight to Toronto, Canada. "There were no reports of broken bones", Patterson told a news briefing at the airport.

After departing at 2:10 am, the pilot reported a problem with the hydraulic system 10 minutes into the flight.

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.

Among those on board were 35 Guyanese, 82 Canadians, one American citizen, a Trinidadian and one Pakistani.

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. The crew comprised of six Guyanese and two Jamaicans.

The Minister confirmed that the Fly Jamaica flight crashed at the same point where a Caribbean Airlines flight crashed in 2011. "We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", the carrier said.

He noted that even though the extended runway was not complete that the sand served as a cushion. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.