LatinNews Daily - 21 November 2022

In brief: Peruvian air traffic in chaos after accident

* An accident at Lima’s Jorge Chávez international airport has thrown air traffic in Peru into chaos, with the airport forced to close from 18-20 November after a LATAM plane struck a fire engine during take-off before bursting into flames. The accident, which killed two firefighters, took place while the fire engine was involved in a pre-arranged emergency drill, according to the airport operator, Lima Airport Partners. It resulted in the cancellation of over 500 flights, including 367 operated by LATAM, the airport’s main carrier, causing travel disruption across Latin America.

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