Peru’s busiest airport: plane crashes into fire truck

Two firefighters have died after a plane crashed into a fire truck while taking off at Peru’s busiest airport.

The Latam Airlines plane collided with the truck, catching fire and smoking as it ground to a halt.

According to reports from an executive director of the hospital agency, no passengers or flight crew were killed but a thirty-one-year-old firefighter is in a critical condition.

Peru’s Health Ministry added that twenty passengers are being treated for injuries, while two sustain severe injuries.

It remains unclear why the fire truck entered the runway while the plane was taking off.