Death toll rouses to 41 on Peruvian plane crash

At least 41 people were killed when a Peruvian airline on a domestic flight crashed in a jungle region yesterday, police said today.

Ffity-six passengers and crew survived after the Tans Boeing 737 aircraft came down while attempting an emergency landing, a regional official said.

The pilot attempted to land in a marsh, but the impact split the aircraft in two, the official added.

The flight, from Lima to Iquitos, crashed near Pucallpa airport late yesterday after the pilot radioed that he was unable to land because of strong winds and torrential rain, Norma Pasquel, a receptionist at the airport said, reports Guardian.

photo: Reuters

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