For reasons not yet known, a Peruvian Airlines passenger jet caught on fire on Tuesday.
A video of the scene shows several workers tending to the plane as thick black smoke billows towards the sky. Another shows passengers evacuating.
Thankfully, none of 141 passengers on board was seriously injured.
Upon landing, the passenger jet turned off the runway and caught on fire at Francisco Carle Airport in Jauja, Peru, located about 165 miles east of Lima.
Alberto Lopez, a spokesman for Peruvian Airlines, emphasised that the plane did not crash, reports abc News.
The investigators are travelling to Jauja tomorrow [Wednesday] at 5 am and our emergency team is in place and that is all we can say. 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.
Here’s a mashup of different videos from the incident:
The Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communication said in a statement that the aircraft caught fire as a consequence of the “forced landing”.
Boeing tweeted Tuesday night:
We are aware of the incident involving Peruvian Airlines Flight 2036. Our team is currently gathering more information.
Now you know.
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