Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 6 people injured

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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.

Fly Jamaica Flight 256 headed back to the Guyanan capital Georgetown because of a technical problem, the airline said in a statement on its website, adding that it believes all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe.

The runway was temporarily closed after a Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 crash landed at 02:53hrs on Friday.

The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200 according Flightradar 24, was bound for Canada when it suffered a hydraulic issue after take-off, AFP reported, citing Guyana's infrastructure minister, David Patterson.

Of that number, six persons received minor injuries.

Flight departed Guyana at 2:10 AM and at 2:21 minutes, pilot indicated "there was some hydraulic problem and he requested permission to return and he did", the minister said.

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

The crew were mad eup of six Guyanese and two Jamaicans, according to Mr Patterson.

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.

The Minister confirmed that the Fly Jamaica flight crashed at the same point where a Caribbean Airlines flight crashed in 2011.

Anyone seeking further information on relatives onboard the Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 can contact +592 600-7022 or +592 261-2281 -hotlines established at the airport. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries.

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