Mexico: plane carrying 101 people crashes near Durango

Mexico: plane carrying 101 people crashes near Durango
Mexico: plane carrying 101 people crashes near Durango

An Aeromexico airliner carrying 101 people from the Mexican city of Durango to the country’s capital has crashed soon after take-off, but all 97 passengers and four crew survived the accident, according to Mexican officials.

José Rosas Aispuro, the governor of Durango state,

that there were no fatalities in the crash which happened at around 4pm.

Aeromexico flight 2431 was carrying 97 passengers and four crew, according to

, Mexico’s secretary of communication and transport.

Durango state civil defense office said the plane landed in a field near the state capital’s airport. The agency published photos of a smoking but seemingly relatively intact plane lying on its belly in a field. Lines of ambulances were waiting at the accident site.

Local reporters said that the plane – and Embraer 190 – landed in a field near the airport five minutes after take-off.

“We are working to gather further information and will provide more details when they are available and have been confirmed. Our priority is guaranteeing the safety of the clients and crew aboard,” Aeromexico said.

Azucena Uresti (@azucenau)

Se habla se 80 lesionados tras desplome de avión #Aeromexico en #Durango el equipo es un Embraer 190 en ruta México-Durango pic.twitter.com/e5367F10vc

Several injured passengers were able to walk from the wreck, according to the Sin Embargo news website, and victims were taken to local hospitals.

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