Pictures and Video of Mexico Plane Crash in Airport Where All 103 People on Board Survive, 85 Injured

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A passenger plane has crashed in the capital of Mexico’s Durango state, just moments after take-off. Luckily, no fatalities were reported.

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‘I feel blessed’

A strong wind gust brought down an Aeromexico plane carrying 103 people in northern Mexico, leading to a fiery crash that left dozens aboard injured but no fatalities, Durango state officials say.

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Source: Reuters

“The control tower noticed strong wind currents and this could have caused the accident,” Durango Gov. José R. Aispuro said in a news conference Tuesday night.

Aeromexico’s Flight 2431 was en route from Durango, Mexico, to Mexico City on Tuesday when it went on a rapid descent moments after taking off, airline and state officials said.

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The left wing of the twin-engine jet initially touched the ground, causing the plane to lose both of its engines. The plane then skidded off the runway at the Guadalupe Victoria International Airport until it stopped about 300 meters away, Aispuro said.

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Source: Reuters

There were 99 passengers and four crew members aboard the Embraer 190 plane, the Durango governor told the AP. An earlier report of the passenger tally did not include two infants.

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Source: Reuters

Two passengers were injured critically, Fernando Rios, a spokesperson for Durango’s State Coordination of Civil Protection said on Mexican television. The plane’s pilot is in serious condition with burns.

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Source: Reuters

Everyone who was on board the plane have been sent to local hospitals, a Durango Civil Protection spokesperson said. Some survivors were able to walk away from the crash to a nearby road.

“I feel blessed and grateful to God,” one of the passengers said.

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Source: Reuters

Images from the scene showed flames and a column of smoke rising from an aircraft on the ground among bushes and tall grass. Rescue workers, firefighters and fire engines also are pictured.


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7 Pictures and Video of Mexico Plane Crash in Airport Where All 103 People on Board Survive, 85 Injured
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