Fly Jamaica plane carrying dozens of Canadians makes emergency landing in Guyana

The Fly Jamaica aircraft crashed upon landing at the CJIA

One of its wings and an engine was torn away from the fuselage.

News wire service, Reuters is reporting that six passenger were injured.

A Fly Jamaica airliner crashed early Friday morning at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, officials said.

Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson confirmed that six people were injured during the incident and were being treated at the Diamond Regional Hospital.

It comes two weeks after another Boeing 757 jet plunged into the ocean off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 passengers and crew.

Airline spokesman Carl Bowen says the plane, which was on its way to Toronto, reported a hydraulic failure emergency shortly after taking off from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and returned after less than 20 minutes.

The flight reportedly left Guyana at 2:10 a.m. local time Friday and at 2:21 a.m. the pilot indicated a problem with the hydraulics, prompting a request by the crew to return to the airport.

Boeing has since issued a warning notice to airlines operating the 737 aircraft about faulty sensors, which were believed to play a pivotal role in the crash.

After several minutes in the air, the flight destined for Canada, turned back due to technical difficulties and crash-landed.

Officials at Fly Jamaica said flight OJ256, which was headed to Toronto, had to make an emergency landing because of a technical problem. "We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", it added.

The plane touched down at 2.53am, when it overshot the runway.

The passengers included one American, 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, one Pakistani and one Trinidadian.

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