According to reports, six passengers were injured when a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 was forced to make an emergency landing at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan Airport.
While making the emergency landing, the plane overran the runway and stopped moving when it collided with a large sand barrier near a ditch.
Emergency services were immediately sent to the plane and were able to get all passengers and crew members out.
Fly Jamaica #OJ256 to Toronto returned to Georgetown, Guyana shortly after departure with a mechanical issue and went off the end of the runway after landing. Local media report 120 people on board; some hurt.— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) November 9, 2018
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According to Ghana's Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, six passengers were injured, but the injuries of the passengers are not life-threatening.
After the incident, the airport was briefly closed, but it was later re-opened.