The fire truck left, along with other support vehicles, a work in an area attached to the airport.
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One Airbus A320 of LATAM Airlines flying from Lima to Juliaca collided with a fire truck during takeoff at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Callao, a city 11 km from Lima in Peru.

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The fire truck left, along with other support vehicles, a work in an area attached to the airport. When it hit the plane’s right wing on takeoff, the fuel-filled wing dragged on the ground and began to catch fire. According to the local newspaper El Comercio, so far, there is no information that any passenger or crew member of the LATAM plane has been injured.

Two firefighters who were in the vehicle that collided with the plane died

In videos posted on social media, you can see the aircraft dragging itself down the runway in flames, but thanks to quick action by the crew and airport emergency teams, the Airbus did not explode and passengers managed to safely leave the aircraft.

In a note sent to the press, LATAM Airlines Peru reported that it regrets the death of two firefighters who were in the vehicle that collided with the plane, as reported by the concessionaire of Jorge Chávez Airport, Lima Airport Partners.

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Airbus A320

Airbus A320.  Photo: Wikipedia
Airbus A320. Photo: Wikipedia

Airbus A320 is a family of narrow-body twin-turbofan aircraft developed and manufactured by Airbus. The manufacturer offers the A318, A319, A320 and A321 variants, in addition to the range of executive aircraft. Final assembly of the planes takes place in Toulouse, France, and Hamburg, Germany.
passengers: 132 to 220
Wingspan: 35.8 m (117 ft)
Engine(s): 2x CFM International CFM56 or IAE V2500
cruising speed: 875 km/h (472 kn)
Reach (MTOW): 6 100 km (3 790 mi)
Unit cost🇧🇷
A318: $75.9 million;
A319: $90.5 million;
A320: $99 million;
A321: $116 million;
Manufacturer: EADS Airbus

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