Guyana plane crash: Six injured on Air Jamaica flight

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Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands in Guyana as emergency declared 18 minutes in

Bowen said 120 passengers and crew were on the plane. There were eight crew members aboard.

Airline officials said the Boeing 757-2000 aircraft experienced an emergency less than 20 minutes after taking off from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and skidded off the runway upon landing, damaging its right wing and engine.

According to Ghana's Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, six passengers were injured, but the injuries of the passengers are not life-threatening.

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

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shamdeo Persaud told Caribbean 360, "So far, we have five persons who are under investigation further for spinal injuries..."

A Fly Jamaica Airways Boeing Co. jet en route to Toronto crash landed after returning to Guyana with a fault. The Boeing 757 involved in the incident was originally delivered to ATA Airlines in 1999 and is registered as N524AT. "There's a big drop about 30, 40 feet (nine to 12 meters) on the other side", said Bedessee. "It was a miracle". "I saw the plane turn off in an angle but before that I heard a loud explosion", Melana Perreira said.

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"I am all safe, but shaking", he wrote in a Facebook post. The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is leading the probe and the United States National Transportation Safety Board, which assists with inquiries under global rules, was notified, officials said.

"They have been retrieved and will be sent to the National Transportation Safety Board for decoding", Field said.

Fly Jamaica says the plane had problems with its hydraulics and had to return to the airport shortly after takeoff.

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The crash site has been secured by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF). "We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", added the release.

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