Plane full of 106 passengers collided with fire truck during takeoff at Peru airport, caught fire

Peru Plane Collides with Fire Truck: A LATAM Airlines (LATAM Airlines) plane with 106 passengers on the runway at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru, on Friday (Nov. 18) A plane collided with a fire truck during takeoff. The plane caught fire in the accident.

According to reports, so far two people have died due to this accident. Firefighters who lost their lives are being told. It is a matter of relief that all 106 passengers and six crew members on board the aircraft are safe. The partner company in the work of Lima’s Jorge Chavez Airport said in a tweet that for the time being the operation on the spot has been suspended.  

The General Command of the Fire Department gave this information

Fire Department General Commander Luis Ponce La Jara said that when the plane collided with the truck, two firefighters present in it were killed while one was injured. Both the vehicles were moving when the plane and the truck collided. 

The flight collided with the fire truck

According to reports, the Airbus A320neo of LATAM Airlines flight LA2213 had taken off from Lima’s main airport to the Peruvian city of Juliaca, when the incident took place. 

| URGENTE: Se fire un avión de Latam at the moment of terrorizaje in the international airport Jorge Chávez de Lima.

— Alerta News 24 (@alertanews24) November 18, 2022

In the video being shared on social media, it is seen that smoke is coming out of a big plane on the runway. According to the fire department, the accident happened at 3:25 pm, after which four rescue units were sent to the spot.

Several passengers were injured

LATAM Airlines CEO said this

It is not yet clear how the fire truck reached the runway when the plane was taking off to Khuliyaka. During the press conference, LATAM CEO Manuel Van Oordt informed that the flight was cleared for takeoff. Phangoch said he did not know how the fire truck had reached there. They said, “We had not sought his service.”

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