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.
Se confirma que no hubo fallecidos en el accidente del vuelo #AM2431. En estos momentos se encuentra parte del Gabinete, encabezado por la Coordinadora @RosarioCastroL, para atender a los lesionados y cooperar con las autoridades del aeropuerto en la atención de éste suceso.— José R. Aispuro T. (@AispuroDurango) July 31, 2018
Aeromexico flight 2431 was carrying 97 passengers and four crew, according to
, Mexico’s secretary of communication and transport.
Aproximadamente a las 16hrs un avión de @aeromexico se desplomó al despegar del aeropuerto de Durango con destino a la Ciudad de México, se trasportaban 97 pasajeros a bordo y 4 tripulantes. Informaremos acontecimientos.— Gerardo Ruiz Esparza (@gruizesp) July 31, 2018
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.
Several injured passengers were able to walk from the wreck, according to the Sin Embargo news website, and victims were taken to local hospitals.