Passenger jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 hurt
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.