Fly Jamaica flight crash lands at Guyana airport

Multiple Passengers Injured After A Toronto Bound Plane Crash Landed Due To

Six people were injured when a Fly Jamaica plane overshot the runway after returning to Georgetown, Guyana, Friday morning.

Bowen said two elderly passengers were taken to the hospital as a precaution and the plane was safely evacuated.

"There was a lot of chaos".

A further investigation is undergoing.

The passengers included a crew of eight, two infants, two Jamaicans nationals, an American, 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, a Pakistani and the Trinidadian.

There were reportedly several United States citizens on board.

An airline spokesman said the plane reported a hydraulic failure emergency shortly after taking off.

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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Pictures showed the plane had ground to a halt in the sand just short of a steep incline. One of the aircraft's turbines is seen badly damaged after it apparently hit the barrier.

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.

"I saw bright lights and smoke, heard sirens, people screaming".

"I am all safe, but shaking", he wrote in a Facebook post. "It's like all of my goose bumps are going insane, just it's a shock and awe, more or less", he said.

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority launched an investigation, and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which automatically assists with inquiries under worldwide rules, was notified, officials said.

Guyanese police and soldiers secured the crash site for investigators to begin working.

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

Fly Jamaica said it was providing local assistance.

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