Plane 'Splits In Two' In Guyana, But No Deaths Reported
A plane has crashed and broken in two in Guyana, causing injuries but no reported deaths.
The Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 flight from New York was carrying about 140 people.
President Bharrat Jagdeo told reporters that the plane broke up after it overshot the 400-foot runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport during wet weather.
It was also reported that the plane stopped just before careering into a ravine.
However while news agencies said that some passengers had suffered injuries, including one broken leg, there were no reported fatalities.
“We are very, very grateful that more people were not injured,” the president said.
The injured passengers are being treated in Georgetown, Guyana's capital city.