Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 Crash-Lands at Cheddi Jagan Airport

Photo: Cheddi Jagan Airport

Fly Jamaica Boeing 757, performing a flight from Georgetown to Toronto with 120 passengers and 8 crew on board, has crash-landed at Cheddi Jagan Airport, officials said.

  • According to the reports, all passengers are safe. 6 out of 128 people on board receivedminor injuries and were sent to hospital.
  • According to reports, some time after taking off the pilot indicated the aircraft was experiencing technical issues and requested a permission to turn around to its departure airport.
  • The aircraft landed on runway but overran onto soft ground. The aircraft stopped only after crashing into a fence with its front wheel wedged in a pile of sand being used for the ongoing airport expansion project, at the end of the runway.

“We can confirm that Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing. At this time, we believe that all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe. We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available,” the airline said in the media release.

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Konstantin (aka Leon Brookhill) was born in Moscow's Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva (VDNKh) district on 23 February 1961 the second son of a School master. Educated at Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982. He was recruited to the Soviet 40th Army serving as a Сержант in Aghanistan,later transferring to 1008th Flak Artillery Regiment, before being struck in the shoulder by a stray shell fragment. Konstantin invalided out of the Army started up as Soviet blogger 'Maaxmann', later becoming a guard for a Moscow ballet company and it was there accompanying them in the West, that he had his first taste of the 'High Life'. Failing to return to Russia he resided first in Reutlingen, where he became a correspondent for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung...later he moved to London to write for the Telegraph,where he now resides with his wife and 2 children.

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