Guyana plane crash: Six injured on Air Jamaica flight

Boeing Jet Crash-Lands At Guyana Airport, 6 Injured: Minister

A Toronto-bound Fly Jamaica airplane is seen after crash-landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana on November 9, 2018.

Images posted on the airport's Facebook page and various sites showed the Fly Jamaica Airways plane appearing to have gone through a chainlink fence, with one of its engines tilted upward and resting on the fencing.

The plane was carrying 120 passengers including two infants, plus eight crew members.

None of the injuries are life-threatening.

Airline spokesman Carl Bowen said the Boeing 757-200 aircraft returned to the airport less than 20 minutes after taking off around 2:10 a.m. local time, but overshot the runway upon landing.

Bedessee said takeoff had been delayed by about 45 minutes because one of the left-side doors had "not closed properly" and a maintenance crew was called to fix the problem.

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

Fly Jamaica also reported that two elderly passengers had been taken to hospital as a precaution after the landing, and Bedessee said any injuries were likely sustained during the evacuation process.

Fly Jamaica falls under the Wings Aviation company and operates scheduled flights from Guyana to Kingston, Jamaica; Toronto, Canada and New York, United States.

"Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance to Canadian citizens if needed".

In a statement to FOX Business, a Boeing spokesperson said the company was aware of the reports and is in the process of gathering more information.

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