Caribbean Airlines 737 crashes in Guyana

Caribbean Airlines 737 crashes in Guyana

A Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 from New York has crashed in Guyana in South America.

All 163 passengers and crew escaped after the aircraft overshot the runway at Georgetown's Cheddi Jagan airport .

The jet slid through a chain-link fence, split in two and just missed a 200-foot ravine. Fifty-two people were treated at two hospitals.

Caribbean Airlines said it did not know the cause of the accident, which happened during good visibility and light rain in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The crash occurred as the aircraft arrived from Trinidad, where it had made a stop before continuing its flight to Georgetown.

The airport was closed, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded and delaying dozens of flights.

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