Jet over­shoots run­way

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

GEORGE­TOWN: A Fly Ja­maica Boe­ing 757-200 air­craft over­shot the run­way at Guyana’s main in­ter­na­tional air­port late last night, in­jur­ing sev­eral peo­ple on board.

Air­line spokesman Carl Bowen said the plane, which was on its way to Toronto, re­ported a hy­draulic fail­ure emer­gency af­ter tak­ing off from the Cheddi Ja­gan In­ter­na­tional Air­port and re­turned af­ter less than 20 min­utes.

Bowen said 120 pas­sen­gers and crew were on the plane.

When it landed, the crew was un­able to stop the air­craft, which came to a halt at the north­east­ern take­off end of the run­way, badly dam­ag­ing its right wing and en­gine.

Mr Bowen said two el­derly pas­sen­gers were taken to the hos­pi­tal as a pre­cau­tion.

“We are mak­ing al­ter­na­tive ar­range­ments to fly out the pas­sen­gers,” he said.

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