A Fly Jamaica plane has been forced into a crash landing at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport, after developing a technical problem enroute to Toronto, leaving at least six passengers injured.
According to the UK based Independent, the Boeing 757 was carrying 118 people, including two infants and was forced to turn around minutes into the flight, due to hydraulics problem.
In the emergency landing, the aircraft overran the airstrip, crashed through a perimeter fence and came to rest a few feet in front of a steep ditch.
Passengers exited the craft on escape slide.
Guyana’s Transportation Minister David Patterson said those hurt in the incident had been taken to hospital.
“They are all stable and are being looked at,” he told reporters. “There were no reports of broken bones.”
This is the second Boeing aircraft to crash in two weeks. A Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Lion Air crashed into the sea soon after take-off on October 29, killing all on board.
Boeing said it was looking into the incident.