Passenger jet overshoots runway in Guyana, 6 injured

Multiple Passengers Injured After A Toronto Bound Plane Crash Landed Due To

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A Fly Jamaica airliner crashed early Friday morning at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, officials said.

There were reportedly 82 Canadians on board on the plane, carrying 118 people and eight crew members.

It returned to Georgetown's Cheddi Jagan International Airport just before 2am local time (6am GMT).

He added that all the persons aboard have been accounted for with minor injuries.

An airline spokesman said the plane reported a hydraulic failure emergency shortly after taking off. One of the aircraft's turbines is seen badly damaged after it apparently hit the barrier.

Six passengers were injured.

"When we landed on the ground, the wheels were still spinning, they were not braking, there was no hydraulic brakes to brake the wheels and then we overshot the runway", the still-shaken passenger said. Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081.

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Fly Jamaica said in a statement: "We can confirm that flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing".

The Airline has since said it is providing local assistance and "will further release information as soon as it is available".

Fly Jamaica Airways was certified by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) in September 2012, and was cleared to operate in the United States by USA authorities in December.

"I'm still shaking, I'm so shocked", the Toronto man said from a Georgetown hotel.

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

Patterson said that the United States' National Transportation Safety Board has been informed.

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