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Nobody hurt as Peruvian airliner crash-lands at La Paz

Friday, November 23rd 2018 - 10:10 UTC
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All security protocols were activated as soon as the Boeing 737-500 touched down on its fuselage. All security protocols were activated as soon as the Boeing 737-500 touched down on its fuselage.

A Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737-500 registered OB-2041P, coming from Cuzco, crash-landed Thursday morning at La Paz's El Alto airport after problems with its undercarriage, it was reported.

A Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737-500 registered OB-2041P, coming from Cuzco, crash-landed Thursday morning at La Paz's El Alto airport after problems with its undercarriage, it was reported.

Bolivia's Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) stated that the passengers and five crew members were unharmed, but the damaged aircraft blocked the terminal's main runway until 8pm, which led to the rescheduling of most other flights.

“As soon as the accident happened, all security protocols were activated, guaranteeing the physical integrity of the 120 passengers who were on board, as well as the members of the crew who are in perfect condition and have not sustained injuries of any kind,” a Peruvian Airlines statement read.

“The affected passengers will be protected by the company and tomorrow another aircraft will be sent to comply with the scheduled itinerary,” the statement added.

DGAC Director Celier Aparicio Arispe, said that “the preliminary investigation phase is being initiated,” after praisibg rescue agents for an “efficient and effective” response.

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