LATAM AIrlines (Peru) Airbus A320-271N CC-BHB (msn 7864) operating flight LA2213 from Lima to Juliaca, Peru with 102 passengers and 6 crew member collided with a fire truck crossing the runway on takeoff at Lima on November 18, 2022.
The crew rejected the takeoff roll but still collided with the truck crossing the runway in front of the aircraft.
The health ministry announced 20 passengers were being treated in a health clinic. Two passengers were reported to be in serious condition.
Two firefighters were killed in the collision.
The aircraft was severely damaged. The aircraft was only 5 years old.
Above Copyright Photo: Pictured in better times at Calama in northern Chile. The airframe was delivered on December 1, 2017. LATAM AIrlines (Chile) Airbus A320-271N WL CC-BHB (msn 7864) CJC (Robbie Shaw). Image: 959416.
The airline issued this statement:
LATAM Airlines Peru informs that flight LA 2213, covering the Lima-Juliaca route, collided with a fire engine that entered the runway during takeoff at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport.
There are no fatalities among the 102 passengers and six crew members. As a precaution all passengers and crew are being taken to health centers.
LATAM Airlines Peru regrets the passing of the two firefighters who were on the fire engine that collided with the aircraft, as informed by Lima Airport Partners, the operator of Jorge Chavez Airport.
Currently, LATAM Airlines Peru is focused on providing support to passengers and their families. At the same time, it is working in coordination with authorities to support the investigation into the event.
LATAM Airlines Peru is deploying all its resources to attend to those affected and has activated its emergency response plan.