CEO of Latam Peru about plane crash at Lima airport: “We don’t know what that truck was doing there”

The CEO of Latam Peru, Manuel van Oordt, referring to the accident recorded Friday at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport that “They don’t know what that (fire) truck was doing there,” adding that the accident is under expedited investigation by aviation authorities.

“Flight LA2213, covering the Lima-Juliaca route, collided with a fire engine that overran the runway during takeoff at Jorge Chávez International Airport. The reasons for this admission are unknown to us and are being investigated.”stated Van Oordt, as reported by the newspaper Lima “The Republic”

In addition, he specified that the aircraft involved in the incident had not requested help from the firefighters. “All movements at the airport are controlled by a control tower. We cannot say whether the fire engine had permission to enter, but we emphasize that flight 2213 did not request this.”he claimed.

On the other hand, he stated that they provide all facilities to the passengers that they can change their flight free of chargeso he urged them to review the platform.

According to reports, the plane’s passengers and crew were rescued without major complications after the evacuation maneuvers. Unfortunately, according to Lima Airport Partners (LAP), the deaths of two airport firefighters were reported, identified as Ángel Torres García (44) and Nicolás Andrés Santa Gadea Morales (23).

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