Boeing 757 Crash Lands, Skids off Runway at Guyana Airport

The broken fuselage of a Caribbean Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 is seen after it crashed at the end of the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Timehri, Guyana. (AP Pic)

A Fly Jamaica Airways Boeing Co. jet en route to Toronto crash landed after returning to Guyana’s capital after a technical fault.

Fly Jamaica’s flight OJ256 returned to Georgetown after a technical problem, the airline said in a statement on its website, adding that it believes all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe.

The aircraft, a Boeing 757 according Flightradar 24, was bound for Toronto when it suffered a hydraulic issue after take-off, AFP reported citing the nation’s infrastructure minister, David Patterson. The jet crashed and skidded off the runway, injuring six passengers, according to the report.

The plane is a separate model to the 737 Max operated by Lion Air that nosedived into the ocean last week, killing passengers and crew.