Fly Jamaica jet crash-lands at Guyana (OJ256 to Toronto)

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The pilot reportedly claimed he started to experience technical issues with the hydraulics about 20 minutes into their flight and it forced him to turn around to its departure airport, according to Mr Patterson.

A Boeing jetliner carrying 126 people crash-landed at the airport in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, injuring six people, the transport minister said.

Images posted on the airport's Facebook page and various sites showed the Fly Jamaica Airways plane appearing to have gone through a chainlink fence, with one of its engines tilted upward and resting on the fencing.

Six of the 128 people aboard the plane, including crewmembers, were injured in the crash, the minister of public infrastructure, David Patterson, said as cited by local media.

Anyone seeking further information on relatives onboard the Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 can contact +592 600-7022 or +592 261-2281 -hotlines established at the airport. Ali, a resident of Toronto, flew to Georgetown two weeks ago for her brother's funeral.

Ali, CBC said, used a flight attendant's cellphone to contact her daughter from the hospital shortly after the crash landing.

"No reports of any broken bones or such", he said.

"She just wants to come home", Roopnarine said.

Fly Jamaica falls under the Wings Aviation company and operates scheduled flights from Guyana to Kingston, Jamaica; Toronto, Canada and New York, United States.

CBC said that a representative from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is expected to assist in the probe.

Boeing said it was looking into the incident. There were some serious injuries but no fatalities. One of its key principals is Guyanese aviator, Captain Reece, the chairman of the airline.

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