Miami-bound LATAM 767 diverts after inflight engine shutdown

A LATAM Boeing 767 in flight.
Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A LATAM Airlines flight bound for Miami from Lima was forced to divert and land at Chiclayo, Peru after the crew required to shut down one engine in-flight, on January 21.

LATAM LA2480 Lima – Miami

LATAM flight LA2480, a Boeing 767-300 operating from Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) to Miami International Airport (MIA) was en route and still in Peruvian airspace when the crew conducted a precautionary shutdown of one engine in-flight.

Diversion to Chiclayo

The nature of the engine issue has not been disclosed, however it is understood that a passenger reported hearing a loud bang issue from the engine. The flight crew subsequently conducted an in-flight shutdown and elected to divert to nearby Chiclayo.

The aircraft conducted an uneventful landing and was met by emergency services as a precaution.

The aircraft conducting in the LA2480 rotation to Miami was a Boeing 767-300 registered CC-CXI; a 14-year old wide-body aircraft belonging to the South American carrier LATAM Airlines Chile.

The GE CF6 engine equipped aircraft has been with the South American carrier since its original delivery from the factory in November 2009.

It is understood that passengers disembarking at Chiclayo experienced the wait of some hours, and a return to Lima was progressively effected.


LATAM Airlines Chile, formerly known as LAN-Chile, is a major airline based in Santiago, Chile. It’s actually part of the LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline holding company in Latin America.

Founded in 1929, it’s one of the oldest airlines in South America. The carrier operates an extensive network across South America, the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and Oceania.

Major hubs include Santiago International Airport, Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport, and Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport.

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