Pas­sen­ger jet crash-lands at Guyana air­port, 10 hurt

Gulf Times - - AMERICAS -

Ten peo­ple were in­jured in scenes de­scribed as “chaos” as a Boe­ing air­liner car­ry­ing 126 peo­ple, most of them Cana­di­ans, crash-landed in Guyana’s cap­i­tal Ge­orge­town on Fri­day, skid­ding to a halt just be­fore a steep drop. The Fly Ja­maica Air­ways plane was bound for Toronto when it suf­fered a hy­draulic prob­lem shortly af­ter take­off and re­turned to the air­port, crash­ing and ca­reen­ing off the run­way, Trans­porta­tion Min­is­ter David Pat­ter­son said. Pat­ter­son said the in­juries were not life-threat­en­ing and the in­jured were taken to a hospi­tal. The 118 pas­sen­gers on board the Boe­ing 757-200 in­cluded 82 Cana­di­ans. There were eight crew mem­bers.

A view of the Fly Ja­maica plane af­ter it crash­landed at the Cheddi Ja­gan In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Guyana on Fri­day.

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