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.
— TVPerú Noticias (@noticias_tvperu) November 18, 2022
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.
We regret to confirm that LATAM Airlines Peru flight LA2213, covering the route Lima-Juliaca, was involved in an accident on ground in Lima prior to takeoff. There are no deceased passengers or crew members.
— LATAM Perú (@LATAM_PER) November 18, 2022
Meanwhile, Lima Airport Partners, the operating company of the airport, indicated that it is still investigating the reasons behind the accident.