Peruvian Airlines plane bursts into flames at Jauja Airport in Peru

PUBLISHED Tue, March 28, 2017 - 8:55pm EDT
Credit: Richard Espinoza Gaspar

A Peruvian Airlines plane carrying more than 140 people has veered off the runway and burst into flames while landing at an airport in Peru, injuring dozens of people, officials say. There were no reports of fatalities. (more)

The accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday when the plane, a Boeing 737-300 aircraft, was attempting to land at Francisco Carle Airport in Jauja, which is a city about 107 kilometers (93 miles) east of Lima.

Passengers said the landing appeared to be normal until the aircraft made a turn to the right, causing it to leave the runway and roll down a grass field. A fire broke out as passengers were evacuating from the plane, sending thick plumes of black smoke into the air.

Peru's Canal N reported that at least 29 people, including a child, were taken to area hospitals for treatment. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening and all passengers and crew members are accounted-for.

Peruvian Airlines said the aircraft was carrying 141 passengers, though there was no immediate word on the number of crew members. The plane was flying on a domestic route from Lima, the country's capital, to the city of Jauja.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

  Jauja, Peru     





Happening Now

WATCH: North Korean foreign minister addresses the UN

Active shooter on Elm Street in New Haven, at least 3 shot

Iran test-fires ballistic missile amid rising tensions with U.S.

North Korean foreign minister to address UN on Saturday

Dam failure ‘imminent’ in northwest Puerto Rico, evacuations underway


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!


Active shooter on Elm Street in New Haven, at least 3 shot

North Korean foreign minister to address UN on Saturday

Florida Amber Alert: 4 children abducted from Bradenton

Strong earthquake hits island in Vanuatu, no tsunami alert

North Carolina Amber Alert: Baby girl abducted from Haywood County


‘The Sopranos’ actor Frank Vincent dead at 80

1 dead in shooting at Washington state high school

Major 8.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Mexico

Credit reporting firm Equifax reports data breach affecting 143 million people

Irma causes major damage on Caribbean islands, at least 2 dead