Fly Jamaica Plane Crash Lands In Guyana

A fly Jamaica aircraft crash landed early Friday morning at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri in Guyana.

Six people were injured and rushed to Diamond Hospital.

Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson said: “They are all stable and are being looked at.”

He said all persons on board were accounted for and the injuries were minor.

Reports are that the flight destined for Canada departed Guyana at 2:10 a.m. and 11 minutes later the pilot indicated there were some hydraulic problems and turned back. The emergency services were activated and were on hand when the plane crash-landed.

There were 118 adults and two infants aboard as well as a six-member crew made up of two Jamaicans and six Guyanese.

The nationalities of the passengers were given thus: one American; 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, one Pakistani and one Trinidadian.

Family members may call +592-261-2281 and +592-600-7022.

By: Franklin McKnight

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