A Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 jet with 141 passengers on board has veered off the runway, bursting into flames upon landing at the Francisco Carle Airport in Jauja, Peru.
Peruvian Airlines’ Boeing 737-300, registration number OB-2036, was involved in an accident and caught fire upon landing at the Francisco Carle Airport around 4:30 pm local time, the company has confirmed.
“Today, at 16:30 pm, when we landed at Francisco Carlé de Jauja Airport, our Boeing 737-300 aircraft… turned on the right side, skidding off the runway. The high professionalism of our cabin crew prevented a major incident,” the airline said.
Some 141 passengers were on board the flight, but none of them suffered any serious injuries from the accident, the airline said, noting that all passengers were safely evacuated from the plane.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the combustion. Video posted to social media shows a Peruvian Airlines passenger jet on fire.
One of the passengers, Jessica Núñez, told Canal N that the pilot apparently lost control of the aircraft after touchdown when the right wing broke off and the fire started.
A Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 has been involved in an accident at Francisco Carle Airport in Peru. pic.twitter.com/z4QT5QjUYc
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Following the crash landing, the airport’s emergency crews rushed to the scene to help evacuate the people. Firefighters from Company 48 also arrived from Jauja.
The Director of Civil Aeronautics, Juan Pavic, confirmed that everyone was brought out safely. He also indicated that the certificates of both the pilots and the airplane was in order, local media reports.
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INCREDIBLE images have emerged of the aftermath of a passenger plane crash in Peru that left a trail of fire on the runway.
Peruvian Airlines flight 9110 crashed during a “forced landing” at Francisco Carle Airport at 4.30pm on Tuesday local time, air safety authorities said.
The Boeing 737, carrying 141 passengers, veered off the runway and onto the grass.
Pictures and video on social media show the aircraft on fire, thick black smoke billowing from its wreckage, with a several-metre trail of flames behind it.
In a statement, the airline said all passengers on board were evacuated and none were “considerably injured”.
“(The aircraft) turned on the right side, skidding off the runway … the high professionalism of our cabin crew prevented a major incident,” the airline said.
The cause of the accident is now under investigation. However aviation watchers claim a “dual gear collapse” on landing was to blame.
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