Trinidadian aboard crashed aircraft in Guyana

The crashed Fly Jamaica aircraft on the runway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport

A Trinidadian was among the 118 aboard a Fly Jamaica aircraft that crash landed in Guyana on Friday morning.

The plane struck a fence and a heap of sand before coming to a stop at around 2.53a.m. An emergency evacuation was ordered.

Six passengers were injured. They were taken to hospital.

According to reports, the emergency services at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport knew that the flight, which was headed to Canada, was in trouble within 45 minutes of take-off.

The pilot had radioed air traffic controllers that there were hydraulic issues and that the flight would be returning to Guyana.

The passengers included a crew of eight, two infants, two Jamaicans nationals, an American, 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, a Pakistani and the Trinidadian.

If you need information on passengers- contact +592 600-7022 or +592 261-2281 –hotlines established at the airport.

Fly Jamaica issued the following statement: “We can confirm that Air Jamaica flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing. At this time, we believe that all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe. We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available”

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