Fly Jamaica crash lands in Guyana, several injured

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A Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 aircraft overshot the runway at Guyana's main global airport early Friday, injuring several people.

The plane had 118 passengers, two infants and eight crew members on board.

It said Flight OJ256 "suffered an accident on landing", but had no other details on the nature of the accident.

"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".

The pilot reportedly claimed he started to experience technical issues with the hydraulics about 20 minutes into their flight and it forced him to turn around to its departure airport, according to Mr Patterson.

Six passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the plane landed about 45 minutes after it departed Cheddi Jagan International Airport at about 2 a.m. local time, they said.

An airline spokesman said the plane reported a hydraulic failure emergency shortly after taking off.

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Its right wing and engine were badly damaged.

He says he's still shaken up after the crash, which officials say sent two people to hospital.

Bedessee said the incident had left him "very shaken and very, I don't know, nervous". Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081.

The Fly Jamaica plane which was en route to Toronto is said to have developed a "technical problem".

On landing at 2:53 AM, the emergency services were activated and since then an investigator from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has taken responsibility for the crash site. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States has been informed as well.

The airline said it was providing local assistance.

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