Boeing jet crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

Boeing jet crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

The flight left from Cheddi Jagan International Airport, near the Guyanese capital of Georgetown, with 120 passengers and eight crew aboard at about 2 a.m. ET.

The airline said in a statement this morning that it believes all 128 people on board were safe following the crash.

He said the injuries were not life-threatening and the wounded were taken to a hospital near the airport in this country bordering Venezuela to the east.

Six passengers have been injured after a Canada-bound plane crash-landed in Guyana. "There were no reports of broken bones".

The flight, which was heading to Pearson Airport, experienced some technical difficulties and had to return to CJIA.

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It comes two weeks after another Boeing jet crashed into the ocean off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 passengers and crew.

It said that the Boeing 757 had been in the air for about 20 minutes when the pilot indicated it was experiencing problems with its hydraulic system.

A spokesman for Fly Jamaica said: 'We can confirm that Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing.

On landing at 2:53 AM, the emergency services were activated and since then an investigator from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has taken responsibility for the crash site.

CBC said that a representative from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is expected to assist in the probe. We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available'.

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