Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 injured

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Six people were injured when a Fly Jamaica plane overshot the runway after returning to Georgetown, Guyana, Friday morning.

Those injured are in non-life-threatening condition and being treated in hospital.

Among those on board were 35 Guyanese, 82 Canadians, one American citizen, a Trinidadian and one Pakistani.

There were 118 adults and two infants aboard as well as eight crew members made up of six Guyanese and two Jamaicans.

After departing at 2:10 am, the pilot reported a problem with the hydraulic system 10 minutes into the flight.

In 2011, a Caribbean Airlines jet carrying 163 people crashed as it landed at the Guyana airport, injuring several passengers.

He added that all the persons aboard have been accounted for with minor injuries.

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In a statement to FOX Business, a Boeing spokesperson said the company was aware of the reports and is in the process of gathering more information.

"One of the wings came apart and the engine on the right side actually flipped over and we crashed into a big sand pile at the edge of a cliff".

The Fly Jamaica plane, bound for Toronto, suffered a hydraulic problem ten minutes after taking off from Georgetown airport at 2.10am and had to turn back.

Fly Jamaica Airways was certified by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) in September 2012, and was cleared to operate in the United States by U.S. authorities in December.

"I am all safe, but shaking", he wrote in a Facebook post. A spokesman said consular assistance would be available to those who needed it.

Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Egbert Field, said the pilots of the aircraft had not yet been interviewed but the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder had been removed from the wrecked plane and sent to the United States for analysis.

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