Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands at airport in Guyana

Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands at airport in Guyana

The Fly Jamaica aircraft crashed upon landing at the CJIA.

The flight was departing from Georgetown, Guyana at 2am local time and was meant to land in Toronto, Canada.

The flight, which was heading to Pearson Airport, experienced some technical difficulties and had to return to CJIA.

The runway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has been opened for limited use, allowing flights scheduled for departure this morning to leave.

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.

The airport said on its Facebook page that the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening.

The Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson told reporters during a press conference: "The reports are of back pain and such, no reports of any broken bones". The crew comprised of six Guyanese and two Jamaicans.

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The aircraft went to the end of the runway where spikes created to halt its progress burst several tires, he said, noting that several passengers were screaming and praying by that point.

The airline said it was providing local assistance.

He noted that even though the extended runway was not complete that the sand served as a cushion.

Amid an investigation into what caused a brand-new 737 Max jet to crash in Indonesia, another jet produced by USA aerospace and defense company Boeing crash landed in Guyana.

Bowen said 120 passengers and crew were on the plane.

A Guyanese government official is expected to provide an update on the incident at 10 a.m. ET.

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