The company Fly Jamaica Airlines says it will investigate what led to the death of a passenger a few days after an accident that left six injured in Guyana.
A spokeswoman for Fly Jamaica Airlines said in a statement on Saturday that the airline was “deeply saddened” to hear of the death of Rookia Kalloo at a hospital in Georgetown, Guyana.
According to local media, Rookia Kalloo was 86 years old.
She was one of 128 people aboard the OJ256 flight on November 9th.
According to the victim’s daughter, Ms. Kalloo behaved “strangely” since the accident, but had no obvious physical ailments. She was admitted to hospital on Monday after her condition deteriorated.
Her family then learned that she had been injured in the head during the incident. She died Friday morning, according to the local newspaper.
Six others were injured during the forced landing and were rushed to hospital immediately thereafter. Airport officials said at the time that the injuries to passengers were minor.
In its statement, Fly Jamaica Airlines said it had no indication that Ms. Kalloo was treated at the hospital following the accident.
We are investigating the situation further and will provide any help and support possible to Ms. Kalloo’s relatives , “the statement added.
The aircraft that had just left Georgetown for Toronto with 118 passengers and eight crew members on board, had to turn back after about 40 minutes of flight due to problems in its hydraulic systems.
Emmy Moore is a general assignment reporter at Buffalo Morning Star. She has covered sports, entertainment and many other beats in his journalism career, and has lived in Buffalo for more than 8 years. Emmy has appeared periodically on national television shows and has been published in (among others) The National Post, Politico, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Wired.com, Vice and Buffalo News.