Boeing 757 flying to Canada crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

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Boeing 757 flying to Canada crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

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Post by howie » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:18 pm

I have edited the report, as it is terrible reporting, talking about the plane being a 737- max. Aviation Safety Network confirm that it is a 757-200
A Boeing 757 jet has crash-landed at Guyana airport moments after taking off, leaving six people injured.

The Fly Jamaica plane, bound for Toronto, suffered a hydraulic problem while taking off from Georgetown airport around 2am and had to make an emergency landing.

But it overshot the runway, went through a fence and ended up bogged down in a large pile of sand, tearing one of its wings and an engine away from the fuselage.
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It is not known exactly what caused the problem with the Fly Jamaica plane, which was a 757-200 model.

There were 118 passengers, two children and eight crew on board the Fly Jamaica jet at the time of the accident, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson said.

That included 82 Canadians, one American, 35 Guyanese, one Pakistani and one Trinidadian.

Six people suffered injuries and were taken to hospital, though it is not known how badly they were hurt.

Flight OJ256 took off at 2.10am local time, but at 2.21am the pilot put out a distress call, asking to return to the airport.

The plane touched down at 2.53am, when it overshot the runway.

A spokesman for Fly Jamaica said: '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.

'At this time, we believe that all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe. We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available.'

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Re: Boeing 757 flying to Canada crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

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Post by Bell 407 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:56 pm

Ouch, that don't look good :yikes:



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