Xinhua News Agency, Lima, November 18 (Reporter Hao Yunfu) A civil airliner of LATAM Airlines collided with a fire truck during takeoff and taxiing at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru, on the afternoon of the 18th. , resulting in the death of two firefighters in the car and the injury of one firefighter.
LATAM Airlines said in a statement that a passenger plane on a domestic flight to Peru collided with firefighting vehicles crossing the runway. The live video posted on local social media showed that after the plane collided with a vehicle, flames and a lot of black smoke emerged from the bottom of the plane. The accident caused serious damage to the right wing of the aircraft. Local media reported that passengers on the flight were evacuated after the accident, but no one on board was killed in the accident.
Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport announced that it will be temporarily closed until 13:00 local time on the 19th. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
(Editors in charge: Jia Wenting, Liu Jieyan)
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