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The Fly Jamaica flight made an emergency landing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, in Georgetown, at about 02:00 local time (06:00 GMT).

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

St. Lucia News was reporting that six people were injured, but they were stable and being treated at Diamond Regional Hospital in Georgetown.

St. Lucia News also there were 82 Canadians on board the flight, which was Toronto-bound.

The Fly Jamaica Airways flight OJ 256 crashed at Georgetown Cheddi Jagan with 120 passengers including two infants on board.

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

The airport said on its Facebook page that the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening.




Its right wing and engine were badly damaged.

Six passengers were injured.

The Fly Jamaica plane which was en route to Toronto is said to have developed a "technical problem". Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081. "We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", added the release.

It is not known exactly what caused the problem with the Fly Jamaica plane, which was a 757-200 model.

Bedessee said the incident had left him "very shaken and very, I don't know, nervous".

On landing, the emergency services were activated and since then an investigator from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has taken responsibility for the crash site.

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


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