Saturday, November 19, 2022

2 firefighters killed when plane collides with firetruck on runway at Peru's airport: Authorities


Two people were killed when a passenger plane collided with a fire truck Friday on the runway of Jorge Chavez International Airport in Peru's capital, according to authorities.

The plane, operated by LATAM airlines, was taking off when it crashed into the truck on the side of the runway in Lima.

Two aeronautical firefighters traveling in the truck died when they attempted to cross the runway, according to Luis Ponce La Jara, general commander of the fire department.

Footage on social media showed the right wing of the plane on fire after the crash.

Lima Airport Partners, the company that operates the airport, said the plane's right wing hit the firetruck and an investigation on the cause of the accident has begun.

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