Bound plane with dozens of Canadians on board crashes shortly after takeoff

The Fly Jamaica aircraft crashed upon landing at the CJIA

The runway was temporarily closed after a Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 crash landed at 02:53hrs on Friday.

At a local press conference, it was announced that there were 82 Canadians on board.

The Fly Jamaica aircraft crashed upon landing at the CJIA.

While the pilot tried to make the emergency landing he was unable to to get the aircraft to cpmpe to a complete stop before reaching the end of the runway.

Of that number, six persons received minor injuries.

"There were (some people) injured because of coming down the slide or not getting off the flight fast enough, so the people behind them were kicking them", he told Canada's public broadcaster CBC.

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Six people were injured after a Boeing 757 with more than 120 people on board crash-landed at Guyana's Cheddi Jagan Airport, local media reports citing authorities.

Just 11 minutes later, the pilot indicated a hydraulic problem and requested permission to return to the airport. However, the extended runway has not been open yet and was not available for the emergency landing.

The Minister confirmed that the Fly Jamaica flight crashed at the same point where a Caribbean Airlines flight crashed in 2011.

Guyana's Chief Medical Officer, Shamdeo Persaud, said five people had been referred to another hospital for "further investigation" for spinal injuries.

In the meantime, Fly Jamaica is tasked with taking care of its passengers. The airport has also set up a hotline for family members looking for assistance and information.

A Guyanese government official is expected to provide an update on the incident at 10 a.m. ET.

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