Media Advisory: Fly Jamaica Class Action Commenced in Canada

Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – Air Jamaica Crash


For Immediate Release – November 26, 2018


TORONTO, ONTARIO – On November 23, 2018, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP and Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP filed a Class Action lawsuit with the Superior Court of Ontario against Fly Jamaica for injuries and losses sustained on Flight OJ256 on November 9, 2018.

On November 9, 2018, Fly Jamaica Flight OJ256 left Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport headed for Toronto shortly after 1:00 am EST. The Boeing 757, carrying 84 Canadian passengers, was forced to return to the airport 20 minutes into the flight after experiencing hydraulic problems. The plane overshot the runway and crash landed; several of the plane’s tires blew out and its right engine became dislodged from its wing as the plane came to a stop metres from a deep embankment.

Passengers suffered a variety of injuries, and lost  belongings that were left on the plane after evacuating, such as jewellery, cash and electronics. Passengers also had to reportedly arrange and pay for their transportation home. The class action will seek to obtain appropriate compensation for the damage caused to the passengers.

John and Tulsidai Somwar  are the  Representative Plaintiffs for the Proposed Class Action.

“I am honoured  to have the opportunity to work with Camp Fiorante in representing this proposed class. We will hopefully be able to assist this group of people in finding answers surrounding the accident and help them recover their losses”  says HSH partner Paul Miller. He was previously co-lead counsel with Camp Fiorante for the victims of the 2005 Air France crash at Toronto’s Pearson airport; HSH associate Valerie Lord, a passenger on that flight whose experience seeking compensation prompted her interest in pursuing a legal career, are members of our team who are pursuing this class action.

To learn more about this Class Action please contact lawyer Paul Miller at or contact his law clerk Ryan Readshaw at or 416-644-0315 to arrange an interview.


About Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP (HSH)

Formed in 2000, HSH is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top personal injury law firms. With a mission to handle serious personal injury cases with compassion and professionalism, HSH strives to ensure its clients receive adequate compensation for their pain, suffering, damages and future needs.

HSH advances mass tort claims and class actions on behalf of people injured by dangerous products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, representing their interests and advocates for their needs as they fight for justice.

About Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP

With over 100 years collective experience, Camp Fiorante represents victims or families of victims who have been seriously injured or killed by product malfunctions, including complex products like aircraft, or who have suffered loss or injury due to individual negligence or systems failures.

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