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Passenger jet catches fire in Peru - no injuries reported


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Passenger jet catches fire in Peru - no injuries reported

A passenger plane has caught fire on landing at an airport near the town of Jauja in central Peru. Remarkably no injuries have been reported. All 141 people on board were evacuated safely.

Witnesses said the the Boeing 737 which had taken off in Lima drove off the runway after swerving for no apparent reason.

The fire may have been started when the wing scraped the ground.

Peruvian Airlines which own the jet have launched an investigation into the incident.