A plane taking off from Lima International Airport in Peru hits a fire truck and bursts into flames on the runway

Two people were killed after a plane taking off from Lima International Airport hit a fire truck on the runway and caught fire.

On Friday local time, authorities said the passengers and crew of the LATAM Airlines plane were all safe, but two firefighters in the truck were killed.

Lima Airport Partners, the company operating Jorge Chávez Airport, said in a tweet that operations at the facility had been suspended.

There were 102 passengers and six crew members on board the Airbus A320neo.

“Our teams are providing the necessary care to all passengers, who are in good condition,” the company said.

Luis Ponce La Jara, general commander of the fire brigade, said two firefighters were killed and one injured when the truck they were in was struck by the plane.

The plane and the fire truck were in motion when they collided.

President Pedro Castillo expressed his condolences to the firefighters’ families in a tweet.

Flight LA2213 was taking off from Lima’s main airport en route to the Peruvian town of Juliaca.

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