AerCaribe Antonov An-32 cargo crashes upon landing at Iquitos Airport, Peru

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On 14 October, an AerCaribe Antonov AN-32 cargo aircraft (registered OB-2120-P) operated a domestic flight between Lima and Iquitos, Peru. During landing at Iquitos Airport, however, the aircraft exited and crashed next to the runway.

During approach, the crew reported an issue with the aircraft’s main left landing gear.

The aircraft sustained major damage to both wings and the fuselage.

The cargo aircraft carried four crew members, which only suffered minor injures, the airline wrote in a press statement adding that cargo clients will be informed about their parcels.

The Peruvian civil aviation authorities (Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación (CIAA)) have launched an investigation into the mishap.

Following footage appeared on social media:

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