Aeromexico flight with 101 people on board crashes in Durango, Mexico

Aeromexico flight with 101 people on board crashes in Durango, Mexico

An Aeromexico Embraer ERJ-190AR plane has crashed in the northern Mexican state of Durango with 101 people on board, injuring at least 80 people.

State governor says everyone survived AeroMexico plane crash in Durango, Mexico

local officials said no one was killed when an AeroMexico plane with 101 people on board crashed shortly after take-off from Durango airport in northern Mexico on Tuesday evening.

Video footage showed emergency crews on the scene as smoke poured from the largely intact aircraft.

Jose Rosas Aispuro, Durango state governor, said on Twitter: “It is confirmed that there were no deaths in the flight crash AM2431.”

Some 97 passengers and four crew members were aboard, according to the Mexican transport minister, when the Embraer E190 crashed.

Video footage showed a plume of black smoke rising into the air as emergency services raced to the scene.

The airline said flight number 2431 was an Embraer 190 with a capacity for 100 passengers and was bound for Mexico City when it crashed.

A spokesman for the civil defence office of Durango state said 80 people were injured in the accident, while the governor of the state said there were no deaths.

The head of Mexico’s Transport Department said “the plane fell upon takeoff.” Gerardo Ruiz Eparza said there were 97 passengers and four crew members aboard the plane.

TV images showed the tail of a plane bearing an Aeromexico logo emerging from scrubland and a column of smoke rising into the sky.

A reporter for network Milenio said some passengers had survived and walked to a highway to seek help.

Shortly after taking off, the plane made an emergency landing about six miles (10km) from the airport, Alejandro Cardoza, a spokesman for the state’s civil protection agency, said on local television.

The civil defence office of Durango state said the accident occurred in a field near the airport for the state capital, also named Durango.

The airport has been closed.

The state’s governor, Jose Rosas Aispuro, said on local television that the plane was bound for Mexico City.

“The plane was taking off,” said Mr Rosas Aispuro, going on to say witnesses told him there was “a bang” and then without warning the plane was on the ground.

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