Fly Jamaica Airways Plane En Route To Toronto Crash Lands In Guyana

A Fly Jamaica flight en route to Toronto crash landed early Friday morning in Guyana.

One of the aircraft's turbines is seen badly damaged after it apparently hit the barrier.

The 118 passengers on board the Boeing 757-200 included 82 Canadians.

The aircraft went to the end of the runway where spikes created to halt its progress burst several tires, he said, noting that several passengers were screaming and praying by that point.

It says the Boeing 757 aircraft with 118 adults and two infants on board was forced to return to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport minutes after departing for Canada because of technical difficulties and overran the airstrip.

The injuries suffered by the passengers were not life-threatening.

The plane struck a fence and a heap of sand before coming to a stop at around 2.53a.m.

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

They were taken to hospital.

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

Boeing Co is looking into the incident, a spokesman said. "We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", added the release.

Fly Jamaica is an airline headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica and commenced operations in 2013. The runway then was 7,400 feet (2,255 meters) but is now being extended to 10,000 feet.

  • Joey Payne