Who were the two firefighters who died in an accident at the Lima airport

Firefighters who died in an accident at the Lima airport
Firefighters who died in an accident at the Lima airport


A tragic accident at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport claimed the lives of two firefighters, Captain angel torres garcia (44), from the records of the Garibaldi Fire Company 6 and the section Nicolas Andre Santa Gadea Morales (23), from the records of the Garibaldi Fire Company 7

Luis Ponce La Jara, General Commander of the Fire Department stated that both firefighters died on the spot. In addition to a third party, Manuel Hugo Villanueva Alarcón, who was injured and transferred to the Alberto Sabogal Sologuren National Hospital in a delicate state of health.

The Jorge Chavez International Airport It remained closed until 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, November 19, after the fateful accident. Currently, investigations by the prosecution are open. Unfortunately, both firefighters died in the Lima airport accident without being able to do anything else to help them.

Ángel Torres García, firefighter who died in an accident at Jorge Chávez Airport

The 44-year-old firefighter was fired by dozens of friends and family through social networks. A colleague even dedicated some heartfelt words to the firefighter, who lost his life in the tragic accident.


“Ángel was a captain of the Garibaldi 6 Fire Company and an aeronautical firefighter more than 10 years ago. He was an instructor for the rope rescue course and traveled almost all over the country teaching this course. He graduated as a firefighter in 2008 ″, it is shown in a video shared by one of his colleagues. He added that he “was a disciplined but very cheerful person. always joker”.

Firefighters died in Lima airport accident
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The floral arrangements were not long in coming at the Garibaldi 6 Fire Company headquarters, located in the Chorrillos district, as a gift from his colleagues who remember him as a cheerful man and always willing to help.

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Nicolás Santa Gadea, firefighter killed in an accident at Jorge Chávez Airport

For his part, Nicolás Santa Gadea Morales worked as an aeronautical firefighter while living in Callao. Through his networks, he posted on March 2: “Choose a job you like and so you won’t have to work a day in your life.” Which shows how happy he felt carrying out his profession.

The 23-year-old stood out in his work as an aeronautical and volunteer firefighter. Through his Facebook, he used to post photos with inspiring phrases that spoke of his sensitivity as a person. After helping with a fire in Pisco, the young man posted “Discipline is the key to success in whatever we do.”

Two firefighters died in an accident at the Lima airport
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The young firefighter was a player in the minor divisions of Club Sport Boys in the 1999 category. In addition, he was a fan of Callao’s most beloved team, which is why the pink club dedicated some emotional farewell words to him.

Meanwhile, the Garibaldi 7 Fire Company expressed its condolences to both the family and friends of the aeronautical firefighter through Facebook.

In the post you can read: “Today not only a Firefighter leaves, a friend and brother Garibaldino leaves. You leave a big void in our hearts upon learning of your sudden departure. Your teachings and advice will remain in the memory of each one of those who shared emergencies and responded to the call with nothing in return.

Firefighters died in Lima airport accident
Firefighters died in Lima airport accident

“The family of the Garibaldi 7 Fire Company is in mourning and they accompany the family of our dear Nico in their pain. He flies high and watches over us, brother. We will always remember you here,” he added.


Even 6 years ago, the young man appeared in a local media report in the company of his father, Roberto Santa Gadea, with whom he shared his beloved vocation. In the same way, Nicolás’s father dedicated words: “We will always be together, son, with that smile that characterizes you. I LOVE YOU,” he expressed.

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