Aer Caribe Antonov An-32A plane crash
The Antonov AN-32 operated by Aer Caribe took off from Lima, Peru, for a cargo flight to Iquitos, Peru. 4 crewmembers were onboard. Right after landing, the plane veered off the runway and burst into flame. The 4 crewmembers were rescued and suffered minor injuries.
While on approach on Iquitos airport, the crew reported mechanical problems with the landing gear. The plane landed, but veered off the runway, breaking both wings. The fuselage broke in two just ahead of the wing. The plane stopped at the side of the runway, around 100 meters to the left of the centerline, in shrubs. A fire erupted and burnt the wreckage. The aircraft is destroyed.
The AN-32 is a reengined variant of the better known Antonov AN-26. The AN-32 is an Ukrainian turboprop twin-engine aircraft, initially designed for military use and is adaptable to multiple uses, including air-dropping cargo, short-haul passenger flights, medevacs, firefighting, skydiving, or para trooping roles.