Plane car­ry­ing Cana­di­ans skids off run­way in Guyana

Journal Pioneer - - CANADA -

GE­ORGE­TOWN, Guyana - All Cana­dian pas­sen­gers aboard a Toronto-bound flight with a me­chan­i­cal prob­lem es­caped in­jury when their plane skid­ded off the run­way at Guyana’s main in­ter­na­tional air­port, fed­eral of­fi­cials said Fri­day. Global Af­fairs con­firmed that 82 Cana­di­ans were on the Fly Ja­maica air­craft when it made an emer­gency land­ing at the Cheddi Ja­gan In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Ge­orge­town, Guyana, dam­ag­ing the air­craft’s right wing and en­gine.

But while air­line of­fi­cials re­ported two of the 128 peo­ple on the plane were taken to hospi­tal as a pre­cau­tion, Global Af­fairs said all Cana­di­ans on board were be­lieved to be un­hurt. A spokesman said con­sular as­sis­tance would be avail­able to those who needed it.

In­vor Bedessee, a Toronto res­i­dent, took to so­cial me­dia shortly after the in­ci­dent to post an ac­count of his flight.

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