30 Jul '11, 11pm

Passenger jet carrying 157 breaks in half after Guyana crash landing, but no fatalities reported

Passenger jet carrying 157 breaks in half after Guyana crash landing, but no fatalities reported

Caribbean Airlines jet is seen broken at Cheddi Jagan International airport outside Georgetown July 30, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS GEORGETOWN (Guyana) - A CARIBBEAN Airlines jetliner carrying 157 people broke in half when it crashed landed in heavy rain and fog here on Saturday, but no fatalities were reported, officials said. 'It's an absolute miracle that took place today,' Caribbean Airlines chairman George Nicholas told a news briefing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The Caribbean Airlines flight that originated in New York apparently touched down in the middle of the runway at that airport, then ran off the strip, crashed through a fence and finally stopped on a grassy slope near a road. The front section of the fuselage broke in the landing, briefly trapping passengers in the first class seats. But none of the 151 passengers and six crew members on the Boeing 737...

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