Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands in Guyana as emergency declared 18 minutes in

Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands in Guyana as emergency declared 18 minutes in

Boeing jet crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

A Boeing 757 jet has crash-landed at Guyana airport moments after taking off, leaving six people injured.

The Fly Jamaica plane, bound for Toronto, suffered a hydraulic problem ten minutes after taking off from Georgetown airport at 2.10am and had to turn back.

But while coming into land it overshot the runway, went through a fence and ended up in a large pile of sand, tearing one of its wings and an engine off in the process.

Fly Jamaica Flight OJ256 was taking off from Georgetown, in Guyana, at 2.10am when it suffered a hydraulic fault and had to come back in for landing

The flight touched down at 2.53am but overshot the runway, crashing through a fence and ending up bogged down in a pile of sand

It comes two weeks after another Boeing jet crashed into the ocean off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 passengers and crew. 

Moments before that crash, the pilot had reported problems with his Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and had asked to come back to the airport.

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