Fly Jamaica B752 at Georgetown on Nov 9th 2018, hydraulic failure causes runway excursion on landing
Last Update: January 17, 2019 / 20:15:20 GMT/Zulu time
Guyana's Minister of Public Infrastructure reported the aircraft carried 118 passengers, two infants and 8 crew. The crew declared emergency and returned to Georgetown. 6 people received minor injuries and were taken to the local hospital. On Nov 19th 2018 the Minister told Guyana's parliament that the crew actually did not declare emergency, but advised of their hydraulic problem and that they would return to Georgetown. Emergency services were deployed nonetheless.
On Nov 18th 2018 it became known that a Canadian woman (86), a passenger who orignally was not listed injured, needed to be admitted to hospital a few days after the accident and died in hospital care on Nov 18th 2018. On Nov 20th 2018 the family reported the lady needed to be taken to hospital two days after the accident with a skull fracture resulting in her brain swelling, which could not be controlled anymore.
According to information The Aviation Herald received the woman was not able to move away from the escape slide quickly enough and was unfortunately hit by another passenger coming down the slide.
The airline reported the aircraft returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and suffered an accident on landing.
On Nov 18th 2018 a ground observer reported that the aircraft overran the end of the runway, collided with a concrete barrier causing the right main gear to collapse and the aircraft veer off the runway. The aircraft subsequently slid sidewards for about 275 meters coming to a stop abeam the upcoming new threshold as part of the ongoing runway extension.
On Nov 18th 2018 The Aviation Herald was able to verify that the runway had already been lengthened by approximately 390-400 meters, the runway markings were already completed, the extension is still marked closed with crosses. However, none of the official documents in the AIP or NOTAMs released by Guyana's Civil Aviation Authority makes any reference to the runway extension although crucial to make pilots aware of the possible confusion of thresholds.
On Dec 9th 2018 the recovery of the aircraft was completed and the aircraft was moved to the air force apron near the runway 06 threshold south of the runway. The Aviation Herald learned at the same time the gear doors of the aircraft remained open due to the manual gear extension that had been performed prior to landing. Leading and trailing edge flaps had been extended to 20 degrees in alternate mode, too.
On Jan 17th 2019 the Canadian TSB reported the aircraft experienced a hydraulic failure while climbing through FL200 and returned to Georgetown. On landing on runway 06 the aircraft overran the end of the runway and came to a stop past the runway end and to the right of the runway. The passengers and crew evacuated via slides. 10 persons received injuries during the evacuation, one of the injured persons died in Toronto 8 days later a result of the injuries. The aircraft received substantial damage. The Canadian TSB is assisting Guyana's Aircraft Accident Investigation Unit (GCAA) with Human Factors and Cabin Safety expertise.
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