Terrifying moment sparks fly as nose of plane packed with passengers scrapes runway during emergency landing after front wheels fail to open
- LC Peru flight had to make an emergency landing at Jorge Chavez Airport in Peru
- Sparks can be seen flying from the landing gear as fire crews approach the plane
- Plane was travelling from Lima to Ayacucho and no passengers were injured
This is the dramatic moment a plane’s landing gear sends sparks flying on the runway while making an emergency landing.
The incident took place at the Jorge Chavez Airport, Peru’s main international and domestic hub located in Callao, 11 kilometres from capital Lima.
The LC Peru domestic flight was travelling from Lima to Ayacucho when it experienced problems and had to undergo an emergency landing at the international airport.
Sparks can be seen flying from the front of the plane as it makes an emergency landing at the Jorge Chavez Airport in Peru
The LC Peru domestic flight was travelling from Lima to Ayacucho when it experienced problems and had to undergo an emergency landing
The front wheels are not seen opening as it comes down to land at the international airport. Flight operator Lima Airport Partners said all passengers were evacuated without issue
According to the flight operator Lima Airport Partners (LAP), the passengers on board were successfully evacuated without issue.
The company said in a press statement: ‘After realising that an emergency landing was necessary, all security protocols were initiated and the plane was allowed to land.
‘The problems relating to the landing gear are being investigated.’
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In video footage, the aircraft is seen landing at the Jorge Chavez International Airport as flames appear from under the front of the plane.
As the aircraft moves down the runway the flames subside and the plane comes to a stop on the runway.
Firefighting units can be seen at the front of the stopped plane beginning to douse the aircraft with water.
As the aircraf moves down the runway flames appear under the front nose. Fire crews can be seen rushing to douse the fire
The airport was temporarily closed so that the LAP could deal with the burning plane safely and other flights to the airport were diverted or cancelled
The airport was temporarily closed so that the LAP could deal with the burning plane safely.
Numerous flights were either diverted to other Peruvian airports or cancelled, according to reports.
Firefighters and police arrived on the scene and attended to the plane while the passengers were rushed to the airport terminal.
The airline has yet to release a statement about the incident, but confirmed that an emergency landing was required and that they are investigating the problem.
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