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A Latam A320 and a fire vehicle collide, killing 2 persons on the runway.

At least two firefighters killed at Peruvian airport after their truck collided with aircraft wing

At least two firefighters died on Friday at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru, when the truck they were moving in hit the wing of an aircraft that was just taking off.

Two firemen perished as a result of an airplane’s takeoff collision with the airport’s autobomba (fire vehicle), according to Luis Ponce, general commander of the fire department. Additionally, the Fire Brigade chief made it clear in statements to the Peruvian radio station RPP that all passengers had been evacuated and no one had suffered any significant injuries, indicating that the situation was under control.

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There are still no specifics detailing how the fire vehicles crossed the active runway. and if it was struck by the aircraft’s fuselage, it would be considered as the worst disaster. The aircraft has been flown by the pilot. The visuals show that the aircraft has high thrust for takeoff.

Lima Airport Partners, Jorge Chavez Airport’s operating business, expressed regret over what transpired. The flight flew between Lima and Juliaca, a city in southeast Peru that is 840 kilometers from the capital.

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The organization issued a statement in which it expressed its condolences to the relatives of the dead and claimed they are at their disposal, saying, “At this time, we are conducting all the necessary investigations to determine the causes of this catastrophe.”

LATAM Airlines statement

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LATAM Airlines Peru informs that its flight LA 2213, covering the Lima – Juliaca route, collided with a vehicle on its take-off run at Jorge Chávez International Airport.

At this time, we can confirm that there have been no fatalities among the people onboard the aircraft. We are currently focusing on providing support to passengers and their families. We are also working in coordination with the corresponding authorities to support their investigations of this incident.

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Our response process is established within our company’s operational and safety protocols, which seek to safeguard the integrity and well-being of passengers.

The LATAM group is deploying its human and technical resources to assist those affected and has implemented its emergency response plan

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LATAM Airlines Peru informs that flight LA 2213, covering the Lima-Juliaca route, collided with a fire engine that entered the runway during take-off at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport. There are no fatalities among the 102 passengers and six crew members. As a precaution, all passengers and crew are being taken to health centers.

LATAM Airlines Peru regrets the passing of the two firefighters who were on the fire engine that collided with the aircraft, as informed by Lima Airport Partners, the operator of Jorge Chavez Airport.

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Currently, LATAM Airlines Peru is focused on providing support to passengers and their families. At the same time, it is working in coordination with authorities to support the investigation into the event.

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