Lonely Planet Writer

Six injured in plane crash on the way to Peru's Nazca Lines

Nazca lines, Peru.
Nazca lines, Peru. Image by funkz / CC BY 2.0

A small tour airplane headed for Peru’s Nazca Lines crashed shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, injuring six people, four of whom were foreign tourists. The aircraft, a 1982 Cessna 206 plane, is owned by Aero Palcazu, which organizes flights over the ancient geoglyphs. The plane fell about five meters and knocked over light posts shortly after it departed the Maria Reiche airport on the outskirts of Nazca city. Read more: peruviantimes.com