A Fly Jamaica plane recently ran off the end of a runway and through a fence following an emergency landing, injuring six people in the process.
Even if you don't have a fear of flying, it is pretty easy to understand why some other people do. Yes, there is the statistic that is often thrown around about how you are far less likely to be in a plane crash than a car accident. However, the way plane crashes are reported in the news and the survival rate of those who are part of one is enough to have anyone questioning how much they really need to take a flight anywhere.
Truth be told, things going wrong with an aircraft to the point where it crashes are a rarity. So much of a rarity that they get reported in the news almost every time one happens. That's why so many people have a fear of flying, because every time a plane crashes, we hear about it.
Unfortunately, that's exactly what we're reporting on right here. On the bright side, this plane crash wasn't one with no survivors. In fact, everyone on board the aircraft is still alive. However, six passengers did suffer injuries according to USA Today. The crash in question happened at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana.
The Fly Jamaica flight had taken off from the airport only to encounter a hydraulic failure 20 minutes later. That meant the pilot had to make a U-turn and head back to whence he came. The landing was a bumpy one though, to say the least. The aircraft ended up shooting off the end of the runway, through a chainlink fence, and had one of its wings ripped off in the process.
Scary stuff for anyone on board, and a miracle that nobody got seriously hurt or even worse, killed. Perhaps the worst thing about the whole ordeal is the fact that this isn't the first time something like this has happened at that very same airport. A plane in 2011 landed too far down the runway and ran out of braking space, crashing and injuring many people on that occasion too. The airport is reportedly in the process of extending the runway.