Fly Jamaica plane carrying dozens of Canadians makes emergency landing in Guyana

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The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is leading an investigation and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which automatically assists with inquiries under global rules, was notified, officials said.

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

Bedessee, who was returning home with a friend after a week's golfing vacation, said trouble began on the flight well before takeoff when crew members and technicians spent 40 minutes struggling to close a door. Canadian citizens can contact consular officials at +592-227-2081.

The pilot reportedly claimed he started to experience technical issues with the hydraulics about 20 minutes into their flight and it forced him to turn around to its departure airport, according to Mr Patterson.

One of its wings and an engine was torn away from the fuselage.

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"When we landed on the ground, the wheels were still spinning, they were not braking, there was no hydraulic brakes to brake the wheels and then we overshot the runway", the still-shaken passenger said.

The plane struck a fence and a heap of sand before coming to a stop at around 2.53a.m.

In a statement to FOX Business, a Boeing spokesperson said the company was aware of the reports and is in the process of gathering more information.

It said Flight OJ256 "suffered an accident on landing", but had no other details on the nature of the accident.

Early Friday, Cheddi Jagan International Airport reported that a Fly Jamaica aircraft carrying 128 individuals, including 120 passengers and eight crew members, made an emergency landing at the Georgetown Airport. A spokesman said consular assistance would be available to those who needed it.

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