SANTIAGO, CHILE — In an alarming incident that took place at Santiago's Arturo Merino Benitez International airport, a Delta Air Lines Airbus A350 with registration N547DZ was reportedly hit by bullets during an armed robbery attempt on the apron.

In a video posted on social media on March 8, the vertical stabilizer of four-year-old aircraft seems to be struck by four bullets.
But Delta said The A350 underwent a thorough examination after the alleged incident and was found to be free of any damage.

Local media reports suggest that an aircraft was struck by stray gunfire at approximately 08:00 local time during an attempted armed robbery that took place near a parked LATAM Airlines Group Boeing 787 on the apron.

Agencia Uno, a Chilean news agency, has reported that a group of at least ten people entered the Santiago Airport in three vehicles with the intention to steal $32 million.

CNN Chile has reported that two individuals, including an official of Chile's Directorate General of Civil Aviation, lost their lives during the robbery incident. According to the news outlet, the assailants were armed with attack weapons and pistols.

The robbers managed to flee the scene in three vehicles, two of which were later found completely burnt near the airport. The third vehicle was found later, and authorities are currently conducting a thorough investigation to identify and apprehend the culprits.