THIS is the moment a passenger plane bursts into flames after crash landing at an airport in Peru, killing two workers.
The LatAm flight collided with a vehicle during landing at Jose Chavez airport in the capital, Lima, 在周五.
全部 280 passengers and crew members escaped unharmed, the airline said.
“很遗憾, two aeronautical firefighters have died,” fire brigade commander Luis Ponce told local television station Canal N.
Harrowing footage shows Flight LA2213 steamrolling over a truck that veered onto the runway.
The truck stops and is clipped while trying to drive away, sending the plane up in flames.
The gigantic Airbus A320 comes to a screeching halt and fire fighter crews are seen scrambling to help evacuate passengers.
Images show the plane tipped to one side and the bottom tail end destroyed and burnt out.
The airport was also left in tatters and burnt out following the horror collision.
Others footage showed passengers filling out of the escape ramp near the cockpit and firefighters frantically try to put the fire engulfing them.
Another showed the moment of impact and the plane’s back and right wing exploding in flames.
It then screeches down the runway, leaving a trail of smoke and fire in its wake.
Other shots show the runway and plane doused in fire retardant.
Clarin reporter José María del Pino was among the first to report the incident on Twitter.
他说: “Consolidated information: Latam Juliaca [Peru} – Lima flight collided with an airport truck when landing at the Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima. Security videos show that the plane was landing normally until the truck came across.”
Operations at the airport have been temporarily suspended.
LatAm Peru said: “We regret to confirm that the flight LA2213 that covered the Lima – Juliaca route, operated by LATAM Airlines Peru suffered an accident on the ground. There are no passengers or crew members deceased.”
The Sun Online has contacted LatAm Airlines for comment.
The flight had diverted to Foz de Iguazú in Brazil following reports of torrid weather conditions over Asuncion but were soon given the all-clear to fly off again towards the Paraguayan capital.
Around 11pm it was forced to make an emergency landing at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport Asuncion due to “severe weather conditions en route,” according to the airline.
全部 48 passengers are said to be safe and well, albeit shaken by the incident, according to the airline.
Harrowing footage from inside during landing shows passengers being flung into the air from their seats as the plane landed.
Others screamed while some were heard praying.
Incredible images shared by CNN show the aircraft with its nose smashed off and its windshield cracked.
Chilean aviation authorities said in a statement it had launched an investigation with their counterparts in Paraguay.
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