LIMA A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught hearth on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean city of Jauja in central Peru immediately after it swerved on the runway, but there were no significant accidents, a federal government minister said.
Peruvian Airlines said in a assertion that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified causes all through the scheduled landing, immediately after swerving to the correct. It said that all 141 men and women on board the flight, which originated in Lima, were evacuated safely and securely.
Authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred about four:30 p.m., involving the Boeing 737-300 jet at the high-altitude airport in an agricultural valley some 265 kilometers from Lima, the money.
The hearth very likely begun when the wing scraped the runway, Interior Minister Carlos Basombrio said.
“The airplane couldn’t cease on the runway and they made a maneuver to cease it with the wing and that appears to have induced the hearth,” Basombrio explained to reporters on neighborhood broadcaster RPP.
Television images confirmed a big cloud of black smoke streaming from an airliner in flames.
Boeing said it was knowledgeable of the experiences of the incident and was gathering info.
(Reporting by Teresa Cespedes and Marco Aquino Composing by Mitra Taj Editing by Leslie Adler)