Plane carrying Canadians skids off runway in Guyana
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.