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Guyana plane crash: Six injured on Fly Jamaica flight

Guyana plane crash: Six injured on Fly Jamaica flight
A Toronto-bound Fly Jamaica airplane is seen after crash-landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana on November 9, 2018Image copyright AFP
Image caption The plane was carrying 126 people when it crashed

Six passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries when a Canada-bound plane crashed shortly after take-off outside of Guyana’s capital.

The Fly Jamaica flight made an emergency landing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, in Timehri, at about 02:00 local time (06:00 GMT).

It had taken off not long before heading for Toronto.

The Boeing 757, carrying 126 people, including two infants, returned after experiencing hydraulic problems.

A spokesman for the airline said it “suffered an accident on landing”, but all 118 passengers and eight crew were safe.

Guyana’s Transportation Minister David Patterson said those hurt in the incident had been taken to hospital.

Image copyright AFP
Image caption The plane was heading for Toronto, Canada

“They are all stable and are being looked at,” he told reporters. “There were no reports of broken bones.”

This is the second Boeing aircraft to crash in two weeks. A Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Lion Air crashed into the sea soon after take-off on 29 October, killing all on board.

Boeing said it was looking into the incident.

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