Friday 20 September 2019

Peruvian Airlines plane skids on runway during landing in Bolivia

Officials say none of the 122 passengers or five crew members were hurt.

A Peruvian aircraft blocks the runway after having problems landing (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A Peruvian aircraft blocks the runway after having problems landing (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

By Associated Press Reporter

A Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 suffered a collapsed landing gear when it arrived at an airport in Bolivia, forcing closure of the runway for 10 hours.

Officials say none of the 122 passengers or five crew members were hurt.

Officials say they were unable to move the plane, prompting a 10-hour closure that delayed several other flights into and out of the El Alto airport near the Bolivian capital on Thursday.

The plane was arriving on a flight from Cuzco, Peru.

The airline said in a statement that the cause of the incident is under investigation.

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