Toronto Star

Class action filed against Fly Jamaica


Lawyers have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf of passengers who say they were harmed when a Fly Jamaica aircraft skidded off the runway at Guyana’s main internatio­nal airport last month.

According to a statement from the Toronto-based Rochon Genova LLP, the proposed class action was filed on Friday and seeks compensati­on for passengers and their families who have been harmed in the Nov. 9 crash.

The airline reported that two elderly passengers had been taken to hospital as a precaution, but said no one was seriously injured after the Torontobou­nd flight experience­d an emergency less than 20 minutes after taking off.

Global Affairs said at the time that none of the 82 Canadians on board were hurt, but confirmed that a Canadian citizen that was on board the plane died more than a week later.

The law firm says four passengers on the flight who are residents of the GTA will be proposed representa­tive plaintiffs in the class action.

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