Passenger jet overshoots runway in Guyana, 6 injured

Aaron Brown
November 10, 2018

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.

Six people were injured after a Fly Jamaica flight from Guyana to Toronto crash landed at a Guyanese airport overnight, according to airline officials.

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

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

The injured received treatment at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.

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The aircraft went to the end of the runway where spikes created to halt its progress burst several tires, he said, noting that several passengers were screaming and praying by that point.

The plane with its eight crew members of six Guyanese and two Jamaicans, also had on board one American, 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, one Pakistani and a Trinidadian.

The aircraft only came to halt after crashing into a fence and when its front wheel became wedged in a pile of sand being used for the ongoing airport expansion project, at the end of the runway. However, he noted that the extended runway, though not opened at the time, served to cushion the impact.

Guyana's civil aviation authority is investigating. A hotline has been set up for family members looking for information at +592-261-2281 or +592-600-7022.

Bowen said 120 passengers and crew were on the plane. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries.

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