LATAM Airbus A320 collides with fire truck upon takeoff in Peru

Videos have emerged of a LATAM Airlines Airbus A320 (registered as CC-BHB) colliding with a fire truck as the jet attempted to take off from Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, Peru.

The incident happened on November 18, 2022. According to flightradar24.com data, the aircraft, delivered to the airline in November 2017, was scheduled to take off from the Peruvian capital’s airport at 2:55 PM local time (GMT -5) towards Juliaca Inca Manco Capac International Airport (JUL), just to the south east of LIM.

LATAM‘s Peruvian arm later confirmed that the aircraft that departed on Flight LA2213 was involved in the accident. While all passengers on the aircraft safely evacuated from the aircraft, there are two casualties from the fire truck that collided with the aircraft on the runway.

Meanwhile, Lima Airport Partners, the operating company of the airport, indicated that it is still investigating the reasons behind the accident.

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