LIMA, Peru — A LATAM Airlines plane taking off from Lima’s international airport struck a firetruck on the runway and caught fire Friday. Authorities said the plane’s passengers and crew were all safe, but two firefighters in the truck were killed.
I am not quite sure how this could happen but it is a wonder a lot more did not die. The plane was leased to an Asian company and the pilot Captain Ho Li Phuck did not know why the fire engine was on the runway. The Co Pilot Mr. Sum Ting Wong concurred. I found it interesting that a fire truck started the fire and another fire truck put it out.