With video: Antonov An-32 leaves the runway during landing and then catches fire


This Wednesday an Antonov An-32 (OB-2120-P), which operated a cargo flight for Aer Caribe, left the runway while landing at Iquitos Airport, in Peru.

Both wings broke when the plane left the runway, and the fuselage broke into two parts shortly after the wings broke.

The aircraft stopped at the side of the airstrip, getting close to some bushes. Local firefighters showed up to fight outbreaks of fire and rescue the 4 crew members (see video below).

The runway at Iquitos Airport is about 1760 meters long, enough for this type of operation on the Antonov An-32. An investigation was opened to ascertain the causes of this accident.



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