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    Peruvian Airlines reports all passengers aboard its jet that caught fire at Jauia airport are safe.

    Hard Landing: Jet in Peru Catches Fire on Runway (VIDEO)

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    A plane in Peru caught on fire with 141 people on board just after it landed at a regional airport.

    The Boeing 737 operated by Peruvian Airlines went up in flames around 4:30 p.m. local time, according to a statement from the airline. No injuries or fatalities were reported, “thanks to the pilot’s expertise and the high professionalism of our cabin crew,” the airline said. 

    Law enforcement and the company will conduct an investigation into the cause of the blaze, Peruvian Airlines added.

     

    The plane had just landed in Jauja, Peru, a town of approximately 16,000 residents.

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