On 18th November, a LATAM Airways Airbus A320 collided with a fireplace truck whereas it was accelerating for takeoff from Jorge Chávez Worldwide Airport in Lima, Peru. Two firefighters died within the incident, a 3rd firefighter was taken to a close-by hospital with severe accidents. This accident marks the first ever-hull lack of an Airbus A320neo.
The LATAM Chile Airbus A320neo with registration CC-BHB was accelerating on Lima’s runway 16 as flight LA2213 from Lima to Juliaca when it collided with a fireplace truck, which crossed the lively runway with out authorization. The crew rejected the takeoff at excessive pace (at about 130 knots) however wasn’t capable of keep away from contact with the fireplace truck. A number of hearth vehicles and autos responding to a different plane with flashing lights and sirens approached the lively runway, ensuing within the collision.
Because of the collision, the correct primary gear collapsed and caught hearth because of the ensuing friction towards the runway. The plane veered proper in the direction of the right-hand runway edge coming to a cease partially off the runway about 2500 meters down the runway. The hearth erupted across the right-hand engine. Footage shared on the web present plume of black smoke rising alongside fumes from the correct facet of the plane.
“I specific my heartfelt condolences to the family members of Ángel Torres and Nicolás Santa Gadea, courageous firefighters who died within the accident. My ideas and my prayers are with them. I pray for the restoration of the wounded.”
President Pedro Castillo paid tribute to the firefighters
The plane has sustained vital injury nonetheless not one of the crew or passengers has been severely injured. A complete of 102 passengers and 6 crew members have been on board the plane and all of them have been capable of evacuate the plane. In line with native reviews, 4 passengers suffered severe accidents whereas 36 passengers acquired minor accidents and have been taken to close by hospitals. Two firefighters misplaced their lives within the incident, and a 3rd firefighter on the truck acquired severe accidents and is within the Intensive Care Unit in secure situation.
“We remorse to verify that the flight LA2213 that lined the Lima – Juliaca route, operated by LATAM Airways Peru suffered an accident on the bottom. There are not any passengers or crew members deceased.”
Lima Airport stays closed till 1 pm on Saturday on the earliest. As reported by the Aviation Herald, the emergency autos entered runway 16 from the west on the peak of taxiway B with out authorization and ultimately collided with flight LA2213 as seen within the footage under. The hearth vehicles have been responding to a different plane that had suffered mechanical issues.
Lima’s Airport Authority reported that each one passengers have been doing properly. A radical investigation has been launched to find out the info and attainable culpability.
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