Fly Jamaica flight must return to the airport and suffers runway excursion

The plane took off from Georgetown, but it must have returned due to hydraulic problems. There are 6 injured.

A Boeing 757 aircraft, belonging to Fly Jamaica Airways, suffered a series of unfortunate events during this last morning. The aircraft took off from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) in Georgetown, Guyana, at 02:00 a.m. local time, operating flight OJ256 bound for Toronto-Pearson International Airport (YYZ) of Canada.

The plane, with 120 passengers and 8 crew members on board, suffered a hydraulic problem and the pilots decided to return to the departure airport minutes later.

The aircraft landed at the Georgetown airport at 02:53 local time, but the pilots failed to stop the plane before the end of the runway, making an excursion and hitting with some trees. The airport emergency service responded quickly. Six passengers resulted with minor injuries.

The accident took place on the same site where in 2011, a Caribbean Airlines plane suffered a runway excursion leaving several passengers injured.

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