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Video: 141 Passengers Escape Fiery Crash With “No Considerable Injuries”

Passengers are lucky to be alive after a Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 burst into flames soon after skidding from the runway following a “forced landing” on Tuesday.

All 141 passengers aboard a Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 escaped serious injury following a crash landing that resulted in the aircraft bursting into flames shortly after skidding off of the runway at Francisco Carle Airport (JAU). A video of the incident at the airport located high in the Andes Mountains east of Lima shows firefighters struggling to control the flames emerging from the aft section of the disabled aircraft.

The Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communication (MTC) issued a statement confirming that the plane caught fire as a result of a “forced landing.” Officials declined to offer an explanation regarding the initial cause of the accident.

In a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday, the airline reported that the aircraft “turned on the right side, skidding off the runway.” The statement went on to add that passengers were quickly evacuated from the plane following the mishap. The carrier noted that only the “high professionalism of our cabin crew prevented a major incident.”

At least one Peruvian Airlines official, however, told journalists that the plane did not crash at all, but burst into flames after landing safely.

“The investigators are traveling to Jauja tomorrow at 5 am and our emergency team is in place and that is all we can say,” a Peruvian Airlines spokesperson told ABC News on Tuesday. “The plane did not crash, it landed and then the fire was produced once the plane was on the ground but the exact cause of fire will be explained once the investigation has been completed.”

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Jmill79 March 31, 2017

This is like every Yahoo article ever.....

LukeO9 March 30, 2017

I suppose the title is still correct if video exists of the incident, even though its not presented.

MSPdude March 30, 2017

Where's the video?