A Toronto law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf of passengers who believe they were harmed when a Fly Jamaica aircraft skidded off the runway at Guyana’s main international airport last month.

According to a statement from Genova LLP, the proposed lawsuit was filed on Friday and seeks compensation for passengers and their families who were harmed on the November 9th crash at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana.

The damaged Fly Jamaica plane

The airline reported that two elderly passengers had been taken to the hospital, but mentioned that no one was seriously injured after the Toronto-bound flight experienced an emergency only 20 minutes after take off. Upon landing, the plane skidded off the runway, damaging its engine and right wing.

None of the 82 passengers on the plane were said to have been hurt, but it has been confirmed that a Canadian citizen, that was on board, died just over one week later.

The law firm went on to say that four passengers on the flight will be proposed representative plaintiffs in the class-action suit. (www.kelownanow.com)