Aircraft in fire in Peru, at Francisco Carle Airport


The airline said all passengers on board were evacuated and none were “considerably injured.” “The plane did not crash, it landed and then the fire was produced once the plane was on the ground but the exact cause of fire will be explained once the investigation has been completed,” Alberto Lopez, a spokesman for Peruvian Airlines declared. Firefighters at the high-elevation regional airport, which serves the Junin Region of the South American country, about 270 kilometers from the capital Lima, put out the fire. The cause of the accident is now under investigation. Aviation watchers claim a “dual gear collapse” on landing was to blame. A video posted on Facebook shows several workers tending to the plane as thick black smoke billows toward the sky.


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