Boeing 757 crash in Guyana injures six passengers

November 9, 2018 2:40 PM

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The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200 according Flightradar 24, was bound for Canada when it suffered a hydraulic issue after take-off, AFP reported, citing Guyana’s infrastructure minister, David Patterson. The twin-engine jet skidded off the runway, injuring half a dozen people, according to the report.

The plane is a much older model than the Boeing 737 Max operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air that nosedived into the Java Sea last month, killing 189 passengers and crew.

Boeing delivered the final 757 in 2005 after more than two decades of production that saw the longest-ever single-aisle airliner become a mainstay of trans-Atlantic routes and cross-continental flights in the U.S.


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