Plane from New York crashes at Guyana airport + video
A plane has crashed and broken in two on landing at Guyana’s main airport in the capital, Georgetown, causing injuries but no deaths.
The Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 flight BW-523 from New York had 163 people aboard.
The plane apparently overshot the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport during wet weather.
Guyana’s president said it halted near a 200-foot (61-metre) ravine that could have resulted in dozens of deaths.
“We are very, very grateful that more people were not injured,” Bharrat Jagdeo added, quoted by AP news agency.
The airport was due to re-open at 1000 local time (1400 GMT).