Aeromexico plane crashes in Mexico close to an airport

An Aeromexico plane has crashed in the northern Mexico state of Durango, with the state's governor saying the accident happened close to an airport.

The Mexican airline wrote in a post on Twitter that it was aware of reports of a crash on Tuesday (local time) and was seeking to verify the information and obtain details.

Governor Jose Rosas Aispuro wrote on Twitter that there were no official figures on deaths or injuries yet.

TV images showed the tail of a plan 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.

More to come.


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