An air-plane carrying over 141 passengers was involved in an accident at the Francisco Carlie Airport in Jauja, Peru
According to report, The plane, Boeing 737-300 caught fire just after landing at the airport at about 4:30 pm on Tuesday local time.
In a statement released by the air line management, none of the passengers on board suffered any serious damages from the accident, stating that they were all safely evacuated from the plane.
But Le Republica reported that least 26 people, including a child, were injured in the incident.
According to eye witnesses, the pilot had lost control of the plane in high winds, while another report said the blaze had been caused by an exploding tire.
However, Peruvian Interior Minister Carlos Basombrio said the fire had probably started when the plane’s wing scraped the runway.
‘The plane couldn’t stop on the runway and they made a maneuver to stop it with the wing and that appears to have caused the fire,’ Basombrio told local broadcaster RPP.
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