6 passengers injured after Boeing jet crash-lands in Guyana

6 passengers injured after Boeing jet crash-lands in Guyana

Mubasher: Six people were injured after a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 jet on its way to Canada crash-landed at an airport in Guyana on Friday.

The injuries were “not life-threatening,” Agence France-Press (AFP) quoted Guyana’s transportation minister David Patterson as saying.

The plane, carrying 126 people, took off from Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana at 2:09 am local time and returned at 2:53 am, the Aviation Safety Network said.

The plane was en route to Toronto when it suffered a hydraulic problem and returned to the airport where it slid off the runway, Patterson told AFP.

“At this time, we believe that all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe,” Fly Jamaica said in a statement, adding that “we are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available.”

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