Multiple passengers injured after Fly Jamaica jet overshoots runway, crashes

Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands at airport in Guyana

According to reports, the emergency services at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport knew that the flight, which was headed to Canada, was in trouble within 45 minutes of take-off.

A Fly Jamaica Airways Boeing Co. jet en route to Toronto crash landed after returning to Guyana with a fault.

Patterson said the injuries were not life-threatening and the wounded were taken to a hospital near the airport in the country on South America's North Atlantic coast, which shares its northwestern border with Venezuela.

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

Bowen said 120 passengers and crew were on the plane.

Just 11 minutes later, the pilot indicated a hydraulic problem and requested permission to return to the airport.

It says Flight OJ256 "suffered an accident on landing", but offered no other details on the nature of the accident or possible injuries.

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At a local press conference, it was announced that there were 82 Canadians on board.

"They are all stable and are being looked at", he told reporters.

On landing, one of the right engine and landing gear broke off.

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is leading an investigation and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which automatically assists with inquiries under global rules, was notified, officials said.

Boeing said it was looking into the incident.

"We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available". The runway then was 2,255 metres long, but is now being extended to 3,048 metres.

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