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The police report that while the checked bags were safe in the cargo hold of the plane, some passengers who left their handbags and carry-on pieces in the plane's cabin filed Police complaints about money and gadgets missing from their bags. There were eight crew members aboard.

It comes two weeks after another Boeing 757 jet plunged into the ocean off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 passengers and crew.

Six passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the plane landed about 45 minutes after it departed Cheddi Jagan International Airport at about 2 a.m. local time, they said.

"When we landed on the ground, the wheels were still spinning, they were not braking, there was no hydraulic brakes to brake the wheels and then we overshot the runway", the still-shaken passenger said.

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

A Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 aircraft overshot the runway at Guyana's main worldwide airport early Friday, injuring several people. The Boeing 757 involved in the incident was originally delivered to ATA Airlines in 1999 and is registered as N524AT.

The Fly Jamaica Airways plane was bound for Toronto when it suffered a hydraulic problem shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport, crashing and careening off the runway.

One of its wings and an engine was torn away from the fuselage. The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has launched an investigation into the incident and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the incident, in order to support the investigation.

Emergency services were immediately sent to the plane and were able to get all passengers and crew members out.

The Fly Jamaica plane which was en route to Toronto is said to have developed a "technical problem".


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