A LATAM Airlines (LTM.SN) airplane collided with a fire truck on the runway at Peru's Jorge Chavez International Airport. Two firefighters died in the accident.
However, no passenger or crew member died in the incident, the airline said. The ministry said 61 people were taken from Jorge Chavez International Airport to nearby clinics and hospitals. It was not clear if this was due to injury or as a precaution.
However, it is not clear what the fire engine was doing on the runway when the plane was taking off. In the video posted on social media, it is seen that the jet while running on the runway collides with the fire truck and then rapidly catches fire.
LATAM Airlines said that the crashed flight was LA2213 which covered the domestic Lima-Juliaca route. This is the second incident involving LATAM Airlines in less than a month.
Recently a part of an aircraft of this airline was destroyed in a severe storm. After this, an emergency landing had to be done.
Let us tell you that recently, a case of fire in the engine of an Indigo flight going to Bangalore at Delhi airport came to the fore. This incident happened on Indigo flight 6E2131 going from Delhi to Bangalore.
The pilot made an emergency landing as soon as the aircraft's engine caught fire. After this, all the passengers were taken out safely.