(Bloomberg) -- 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 then 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.
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