Fly Jamaica flight crash lands at Guyana airport

Boeing Jet Crash Lands At Guyana Airport 6 Injured Minister

Ten people were injured in scenes described as "chaos" as a Boeing airliner carrying 82 Canadians crash-landed in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, skidding to a halt just before a steep drop.

All Canadian passengers aboard a Toronto-bound flight with a mechanical problem escaped injury when their plane skidded off the runway at Guyana's main global airport, federal officials said Friday.

In July 2011, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft belonging to Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines crashed at Cheddi Jagan after landing too far down the runway and running out of braking space, injuring several people.

At this time, we believe that all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe.

It says the Boeing 757 aircraft with 118 adults and two infants on board was forced to return to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport minutes after departing for Canada because of technical difficulties and overran the airstrip.

Flight Alerts, a Twitter account monitoring aircraft, reported the plane overshot the runway and crashed into a fence.

The airport said on its Facebook page that the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening.

Bowen said 120 passengers and crew were on the plane.

The Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson told reporters during a press conference: "The reports are of back pain and such, no reports of any broken bones".

The relevant overseas authorities have been informed and an investigation is underway.

The airline said it was providing local assistance. A hotline has been set up for family members looking for information at +592-261-2281 or +592-600-7022.

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