Fly Jamaica jet crash-lands at Guyana (OJ256 to Toronto)

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A Toronto-bound Fly Jamaica airplane is seen after crash-landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana on November 9, 2018.

The Fly Jamaica plane which was en route to Toronto is said to have developed a "technical problem".

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.

After encountering hydraulical problems, the pilots chose to return to Georgetown Cheddi Jagan International Airport approximately 45 minutes after takeoff.

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At least six passengers suffered injuries and were taken to a hospital.

Guyana's public infrastructure minister, David Patterson, planned to provide a detailed report on the incident Friday.

The pilot reportedly claimed he started to experience technical issues with the hydraulics about 20 minutes into their flight and it forced him to turn around to its departure airport, according to Mr Patterson.

The Boeing 757-200, registered as N524AT, overran the end of the runway and crossed through the airport perimeter fence.

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The passengers included a crew of eight, two infants, two Jamaicans nationals, an American, 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, a Pakistani and the Trinidadian. However, the extended runway has not been open yet and was not available for the emergency landing.

The airline said it was providing local assistance.

The relevant overseas authorities have been informed and an investigation is underway. A hotline has been set up for family members looking for information at +592-261-2281 or +592-600-7022.

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