"Unfortunately, two aeronautical firefighters died," said the general commander, noting that they worked at the Jorge Chávez international airport.
Assuring control of the situation, Ponce told RPP Noticias that only a few of the passengers on the plane were taken to nearby clinics for prompt attention.
LATAM Airlines said the incident involved flight LA2213, which was covering the Lima - Juliaca route. "There are no passengers or crew members deceased," the airline said.
Regarding the incident in Lima, LATAM Airlines Peru regrets the passing of 2 firefighters who were in the vehicle that collided with the plane, as reported by Lima Airport Partners, the operator of Jorge Chavez Airport.
The Public Prosecutor's Office of Callao has initiated a preliminary investigation to determine the causes of the accident. "The Prosecutor's Office seeks to clarify the facts before the possible crimes of culpable homicide and culpable injuries, respectively."