Fly Jamaica flight makes emergency landing at Guyana airport

The Fly Jamaica aircraft which requested emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) this morning (Photo via DPI)
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(Department of Public Information Press Release) Fly Jamaica flight OJ256, which departed the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) for Toronto, Canada, at 02:10hrs on Friday morning, declared an emergency landing 43 minutes into the flight.

The flight, which was estimated to arrive at its designation at 06:55hrs, immediately requested permission to return to the CJIA airport and subsequently landed at 02:53hrs.

On board were 120 persons. There 118 passengers, two infants and the eight crew members (six Guyanese, two Jamaicans). All persons on board have been accounted for. There were 35 Guyanese, one Trinidadian, 82 Canadians, one Pakistani and 11 American citizens on board. There were no broken bones or other serious injuries reported, however, six passengers suffered minors injuries due to the impact to the back of the aircraft. They were rushed to Diamond Diagnostic Hospital where they are currently resting comfortably. All of the baggage is secured and the aircraft’s hold was not breached.

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson and Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson are both on location.

Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson meeting with passengers who were on board the Fly Jamaica flight which was bound for Toronto, Canada (Photo via DPI)

Read more at: Department of Public Information

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