82 Canadians were on board a Toronto-bound Fly Jamaica aircraft that skidded off the runway after a hydraulics failure moments after departing from a Georgetown, Guyana airport on November 9, Global Affairs said previously.
"Our thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones of the Canadian citizen who passed away in Guyana", the statement said. Airport officials said at the time that the injuries were minor.
A Canadian citizen who was aboard a plane that crashed through a fence at Guyana's main global airport has died, the federal government said Sunday as it extended its condolences to person's family.
Global Affairs said it couldn't provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen, citing privacy concerns.
An 86-year-old Canadian woman has died a week after the Toronto-bound plane she was on crash-landed in Guyana, fellow passengers and local media report.
The Boeing 757-200 aircraft was on its way to Toronto after departing from Cheddy Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana last week. Airline spokesman Carl Bowen confirmed to the Associated Press at the time that the plane took off and returned after less than 20 mins.
The Guyana media quoted relatives as saying the passenger, who was in the company of two other relatives heading to Canada, was taken to the private hospital two days after the plane was forced to crash land at the CJIA. Kalloo was diagnosed with a head injury and her condition rapidly deteriorated in the days that followed, the report said.
According to family members, at the Woodlands Hospital, doctors said there was swelling of her brain (after she suffered a skull fracture), and there was not much they could do to ease the swelling. She was reportedly visiting the country with her daughter and granddaughter.
She died Friday morning, the newspaper reported.