According to reports, six passengers were injured when a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 was forced to make an emergency landing at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan Airport.
— Aviation Safety Net (@AviationSafety) November 9, 2018
While making the emergency landing, the plane overran the runway and stopped moving when it collided with a large sand barrier near a ditch.
Emergency services were immediately sent to the plane and were able to get all passengers and crew members out.
Fly Jamaica #OJ256 to Toronto returned to Georgetown, Guyana shortly after departure with a mechanical issue and went off the end of the runway after landing. Local media report 120 people on board; some hurt.
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— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) November 9, 2018
According to Ghana’s Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, six passengers were injured, but the injuries of the passengers are not life-threatening.
— FlightGlobal (@FlightGlobal) November 9, 2018
After the incident, the airport was briefly closed, but it was later re-opened.
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