Fly Jamaica Airways Boeing 757-23N plane crash
The Boeing 757-200 operated by Fly Jamaica Airways, took off from Georgetown, Guyana, for a passenger flight to Toronto, Canada. 120 passengers and 8 crewmembers were onboard. A few minutes after takeoff, the crew decided to come back to Georgetown because of a technical failure. The plane touched down in Georgetown airport, but the plane veered right off the runway and came to a stop to the right of the runway just short of the runway end. There were six minor injuries.
The Boeing 757 departed Georgetown Airport at 02:09 hours local time. After departure the flight reported an issue with the hydraulic system. The climb was stopped before reaching FL200 and the aircraft turned back to Georgetown Airport. The aircraft touched down the runway at 02:53 hours (44 minutes after takeoff). It went off the runway and came to rest across the airport perimeter fence, in front of a steep ditch. Passengers exited the aircraft on escape slides. The aircraft sustained substantial damage with the right main gear ripped off, the right engine separated from the wing and right wing severely damaged.
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