Passengers flee burning wreckage of Peru plane crash

A Peruvian airlines jet has swerved off the runway and burst into fire after landing near the Andean town of Jauja on Wednesday (Tuesday local time).

The video, posted to Twitter, shows a trail of fire stretching behind the plane while choking black smoke fills the sky.

Passengers hurry to escape from the jet, while firefighters race to deal with the flames.

Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the 141 people on board the flight were all evacuated and none were "considerably injured".

The cause of the accident is now under investigation.

Newshub.