About 85 Injured In Aeromexico Plane Crash, No Fatalities

About 85 Injured In Aeromexico Plane Crash, No Fatalities

About 85 Injured In Aeromexico Plane Crash, No Fatalities

Aeromexico is reporting that there are now no fatalities as a result of the crash, however, government officials are reporting at least 85 people have been injured with two in critical condition.

Aeromexico said it was aware of the accident involving one of its planes flying from Durango to Mexico City.

Flight AM2431 was on a domestic flight from Durango to Mexico City when the crash happened. The plane skidded into a field horizontally, which allowed for the escape slides to be activated, freeing the passengers and crew before they caught on fire, the governor told the AP.

She and her daughter escaped from a hole in the fuselage as the aircraft filled up with smoke and flames, she said.

"A little girl who left the plane was crying because her legs were burned", Flores said.

The plane's operator, Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, said initial indications are that the weather was the cause of the crash, according to the BBC.

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

Mr Herrera said he could tell something was wrong as the plane began to take off.

Inside the cabin, she said, "it was chaos because people were in shock and didn't know what to do".

The Embraer 190 aircraft is often used for regional commercial flights around the world including USA carriers like American Airlines and JetBlue.

Video shot by a passenger shows the stormy weather Aeroméxico Flight 2431 encountered upon takeoff from Durango, Mexico, Tuesday.

Passengers on board state that the plane took off during a heavy rain and gail storm, while others report that the plane was struck by an extremely strong air current. "Honestly, I thought, 'Why in the world are we even taking off?'" said Dorelia Rivera, also from Chicago, to NBC News. "The most seriously injured is the pilot", Solano Mejia said.

The lack of a death toll recalls a 2008 crash landing by a British Airways Boeing 777 short of the runway at London's Heathrow Airport.

Aispuro said it was too soon to speculate on the cause of the crash.

Authorities had earlier said that eight people had died.

Officials said 97 people were taken to hospital but that most only had superficial injuries.

"I'm fine by the grace of God", said Parsa, in a tweet.

The airline's CEO said the Embraer 190 jet was 10 years old, "perfectly maintained", and was last serviced in February.

No deaths have been reported in the accident involving an Aeromexico plane Tuesday in Durango, Mexico, according to the state's governor José R. Aispuro.

Embraer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Embraer, the Brazilian maker of the aircraft, stands ready to assist authorities as well, the company said.

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