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Landing gear collapse as plane lands in Bolivia; none hurt

November 23, 2018

A Peruvian aircraft arriving from Cuzco blocks the runway after having problems landing as workers try to tow it away at the airport in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. The aircraft blocked the tarmac for several hours, and its occupants were unharmed, according aviation authorities. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 suffered a collapsed landing gear when it arrived at an airport in Bolivia, forcing closure of the runway for 10 hours. Officials say none of the 122 passengers or five crewmembers was hurt.

Officials say that they were unable to move the plane, prompting a 10-hour closure that delayed several other flights into and out of the El Alto airport near the Bolivian capital on Thursday

The plane was arriving on a flight from Cuzco, Peru.

The airline said in a statement that the cause of the incident is under investigation.

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