GUYANA: Fly Jamaica plane crash-lands at Cheddi Jagan International Airport – UPDATED

Fly Jamaica flight to Toronto crash lands at airport in Guyana


Here is another report

10 Injured as Plane Crash Lands at Airport in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday November 9, 2018 – Ten people were injured this morning when a Fly Jamaica aircraft carrying 120 passengers and eight crew members made an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana.

Officials say none of the injuries are life threatening but did not say which of the passengers, who include two infants, were hurt.

The passengers – 82 Canadians, 35 Guyanese, one Pakistani, a Trinidadian and an American – along with six crew members from Guyana and two from Jamaica, departed the CJIA at 2:10 a.m. and were heading to Toronto, Canada, when the Boeing 757 plane began experiencing technical difficulties.

The flight, which was estimated to arrive at its designation at 6:55 a.m., returned to the CJIA airport where it landed at 2:53 a.m.

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On November 9, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Wow, Cyril, I read the news earlier! Had no idea that you were also on that flight. Glad to hear that there were no casualties.

  • dhanpaul narine  On November 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Good to know that you are well, Cyril. Kudos to the pilots and the best news is that there is no casualty. Your Pomeroon mission must gave been exciting and we look forward to reading abut it with pictures included. All the best.

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On November 10, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Glad to hear you are beck safely, Cy; as well as no casualty nor serious injuries to anyone. Your involvement with the medical team to the Indigenous area is admirable.
    Unfortunately, I also heard that ground staff at the airport ransacked and pilfered the passengers’ belongings. Hope it is false news; as if true it would blemish Guyanese reputation.

  • Trevor  On November 12, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Glad you’re safe, and didn’t know you were Canadian…I guess most of the rants I publish here would get unwanted attention by Canadian social interest buffoons.

  • guyaneseonline  On November 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Yvonne Sam
    Dear Cyril,

    I could not fathom the irony of speaking to you in Guyana and then facing the possibility of a tragic end to your humanitarian efforts. escaping with not only your life but with no resultant injuries is ample testimony to two facts– that the Good Lord is not ready for you, and no one goes before his time.

    Keep up the good work and may He who sees all and knows all continue to guide and protect you.

  • guyaneseonline  On November 17, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Crash-landed Fly Jamaica aircraft… Elderly female passenger who suffered head injury succumbs
    Nov 17, 2018 News 0 Comments

    Rookhai Kalloo, the 86-year-old passenger who suffered a head injury while exiting the crash-landed Fly Jamaica aircraft, succumbed yesterday.
    Kaieteur News understands that Kalloo, who had suffered a fractured skull, passed away at the Georgetown Public Hospital at around 13.00 hrs. She was initially being treated at a private hospital.
    Reports indicate that Mrs. Kalloo struck her head while coming down the emergency ramp of the aircraft.
    The elderly woman, her daughter, and granddaughter were among the passengers on the Canada-bound aircraft which was forced to land at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport two Fridays ago.
    According to officials, Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 had departed CJIA at 2:10 a.m. for Toronto, Canada. About 15 minutes into the flight, passengers said that the pilot reported that the Boeing 757 was experiencing problems with its hydraulic system and needed to return to CJIA.
    Onboard were 120 passengers, including two infants, and eight crew members, which included six Guyanese cabin members and two Jamaican pilots.
    In total there were 35 Guyanese, one Trinidadian, 82 Canadians, one Pakistani and 11 American citizens on board. The pilot, Captain Basil Ferguson, is being credited with averting a major disaster after stopping the plane inches from a steep drop at the end of the runway.

  • guyaneseonline  On November 18, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Senior injured in Fly Jamaica crash landing succumbs
    By Staff Writer – Stabroek News

    Rookhia Kalloo
    Rookhia Kalloo, the eighty-six-year-old passenger who suffered a fractured skull following the crash-landing of a Fly Jamaica plane at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport last Friday, has died.

    A family member confirmed to Stabroek News that the woman passed away at the Georgetown Public Hospital yesterday afternoon.

    It was previously reported that Kalloo, who was initially admitted to the Woodlands Hospital on Monday, had suffered a skull fracture, which caused her brain to swell. It is suspected that she was hit on the head at the time of the crash landing.

    Kalloo, her daughter, Lilawattie Persaud, and her granddaughter were among those aboard Fly Jamaica flight OJ 256, which had been en route to Toronto, Canada, when it experienced hydraulic issues, resulting in the pilot making an emergency landing.

    Doctors at the Woodlands Hos-pital indicated to the family that there was nothing that could be done for Kalloo.

    Due to the cost to continue to keep her at the private hospital, the family moved Kalloo to Georgetown Public Hospital, where she succumbed.

    Persaud told this newspaper that her mother had been very hysterical after the accident but did not complain of having suffered any injuries. Hours after returning home from the airport, the daughter recalled seeing her mother being disoriented. After being questioned about her health, Kalloo told her daughter that she was not feeling well. As a result, a decision was made to take her to the Woodlands Hospital, where she was immediately admitted.

    Since the accident, Persaud said her mother had lost the ability to speak and move on her own.

    “She went to sleep but woke up different, the last time I heard my mother speak was on Sunday when I asked her if she was okay, but now she totally shut down… the doctors said that her brain is swollen and that it is shutting down and that there is nothing else they can do for her,” Persaud shared.

    At the time of the accident, Kalloo, her daughter and granddaughter were returning to Canada after vacationing here for four weeks.

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