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Antonov plane leaves the runway during an emergency landing in Peru and catches fire

A Soviet-era Antonov An-32 aircraft owned by a Colombian cargo airline left the runway in Peru during an emergency landing and caught fire. Check out some aerial photos in the video below (wait for it to load).

According to the partner portal Aviacionline, the AerCaribe turboprop left Lima for Iquitos, where it made the emergency landing after leaving the runway and then being burned. Four injuries were reported and were taken to a local clinic. The causes of the accident are not yet known.

The turboprop was delivered to AerolĂ­neas NicaragĂĽenses – Aeronica de Nicaragua in 1989 with the registration number OB-2120-P and the serial number 1805. Since then he has been flying in several small companies exclusively in Latin America, most of the time on the wings of AerCaribe.

Production of the An-32 began in 1982 when Ukraine was still part of the Soviet Union. With the end of the Iron Curtain and Ukraine’s independence, the turboprop, which carries up to 50 passengers and is an updated version of the An-26 with new engines, continued to be produced until 2012. Performing well on dirt roads and having a large ramp and rear loading door will make a great tool in the Andean region.

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