Ten people were injured in scenes described as "chaos" as a Boeing airliner carrying 126 people, majority Canadians, crash-landed in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday (Nov 9), skidding to a halt just before a steep drop.
St. Lucia News was reporting that six people were injured, but they were stable and being treated at Diamond Regional Hospital in Georgetown.
At a local press conference, it was announced that there were 82 Canadians on board.
There were 118 passengers, two children and eight crew on board the Fly Jamaica jet at the time of the accident, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson said.
Airline spokesman Carl Bowen said the Boeing 757-200 aircraft returned to the airport less than 20 minutes after taking off around 2:10 a.m. local time, but overshot the runway upon landing.
The airport said on its Facebook page that the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening, but otherwise offered no further details on the crash.
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Six passengers were injured.
Its right wing and engine were badly damaged.
"We can confirm that Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing", the airline said. Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081.
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.
Images posted on the airport's Facebook page showed the nose of the Fly Jamaica Airways plane resting against a perimeter fence.
"They have been retrieved and will be sent to the National Transportation Safety Board for decoding", Field said.