Six persons were injured early this morning when a Fly Jamaica plane crash landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).
The injured persons had to be rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre for treatment. This news agency has been informed that two of the wounded passengers had to be transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for further medical assistance.
The Boeing 757-200 plane was destined for Toronto, Canada with 118 adults, two infants and eight crew members when it crash landed.
The passengers included one American, 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, one Pakistani and one Trinidadian.
Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson confirmed that the plane departed Guyana at 2:53 am and at 2:21 minutes, the pilot reported hydraulic problem and requested permission to return and land on the airstrip.
Upon landing, the Guyana Standard was told that the plane’s brakes reportedly failed, causing the aircraft to crash land.
The airline in a press release confirmed that the plane returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and suffered an accident on landing.