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A Peruvian Boeing 737-500, performing flight from Cuzco (Peru) to La Paz (Bolivia) with 122 passengers and 5 crew, both main gear struts collapse on landing.
- Aircraft suffered the collapse of both main gear struts while landing on La Paz’s Airport El Alto (Bolivia) runway 10.
- The aircraft came to a stop on the center line of the runway resting on nose gear, both engines and the aft belly of the fuselage.
- The passengers disembarked onto the runway via mobile stairs. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.
- The airport estimates the mishap of the Peruvian Airlines Aircraft will close the airport until 15:00L (19:00Z).