Boeing jet crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

"There was a lot of chaos".

The airport said on its Facebook page that the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening, but otherwise offered no further details on the crash.

Amid an investigation into what caused a brand-new 737 Max jet to crash in Indonesia, another jet produced by US aerospace and defense company Boeing crash landed in Guyana.

But while airline officials reported two of the 128 people on the plane were taken to hospital as a precaution, Global Affairs said all Canadians on board were believed to be unhurt. There were eight crew members. There were reportedly several United States citizens on board.

"Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance to Canadian citizens if needed".

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.

"We flew about 10, 15 minutes in the air, just over the Atlantic ocean, and we were circling around a few times and the captain announced there's some hydraulic problems, and we had to return to the airport", Bedessee told CBC.

"Where the aircraft veered off is about the exact same place the Caribbean Airlines (plane did)... so fortunately for us on this occasion, the extension (of the runway) was there so they were able to utilise the extension", Patterson said, adding that investigations into the matter had already started.

The aircraft only came to halt after crashing into a fence and when its front wheel became wedged in a pile of sand being used for the ongoing airport expansion project, at the end of the runway.

Vanessa Coleman

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