Jet Breaks In Half In Crash Landing

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 30 (UPI) — A Caribbean Airlines plane broke in half in a crash landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana, but no deaths were reported, officials said.

Flight BW523, with 154 passengers and eight crew members, originated in the United States, The (Kingston) Jamaica Gleaner reported.

It wasn’t immediately known what caused the accident, which happened about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Guyana’s health minister, said the most serious injuries were broken legs. The injured were treated at the Diamond Diagnostic Hospital before being taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corp. for further treatment.

Uninjured passengers and crew fled the wreckage without their luggage, the report said.

The Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Transport and airline officials were expected to hold a news conference Saturday to provide further information about the accident.

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