'I'm still shaking:' Toronto man recounts plane's emergency landing in Guyana

Pauline Gross
November 10, 2018

The flight was departing from Georgetown, Guyana at 2am local time and was meant to land in Toronto, Canada. All of the 118 passengers and eight crew members on board are believed to be safe.

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

Six people are reportedly injured after a Toronto-bound flight made an emergency landing in Guyana, according to airline officials.

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

"To date, we have no reports of any Canadian citizens being injured", said government spokesman Philip Hannan in Ottawa.

"Then the plane swerved to the right and the right wing was flapping and it ripped apart away from the main fuselage", he said.

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Fly Jamaica said the airline is now making arrangements to fly the plane's passengers out of Guyana.

Fly Jamaica also reported that two elderly passengers had been taken to hospital as a precaution after the landing, and Bedessee said any injuries were likely sustained during the evacuation process.

Images posted on the airport's Facebook page and various sites showed the Fly Jamaica Airways plane appearing to have gone through a chainlink fence, with one of its engines tilted upward and resting on the fencing.

The Airline has since said it is providing local assistance and "will further release information as soon as it is available".

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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