Aeromexico plane with 100 people onboard crashes, no deaths reported
New Mexico, Aug 1: An Aeromexico plane with 100 people onboard has crashed at Mexico's Durango state. 80 people were injured in the incident, while no deaths have been reported.
Flight #2431 was taking off at the General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in the northwest Mexican state of Durango Tuesday afternoon when it crashed, according to Durango state Governor José Rosas Aispuro Torres.
Torres told reporters that the plane was taking off when it tried to abort the takeoff due to bad weather. The plane went down after the runway ended, he also said.
There were 97 passengers and four crew members aboard the Embraer 190 plane, Mexico's Secretary of Communications and Transportation Gerardo Ruiz Esparza wrote on Twitter.
Aeromexico wrote on Twitter Wednesday just after 5 p.m. ET that it was aware of an "accident" in the northwest Mexican state of Durango.
Corporaciones de emergencia y seguridad se encuentran en el km17 de la autopista Durango - Torreón atendiendo accidente de la aeronave, cede el paso a los vehículos de emergencia 🚨 pic.twitter.com/XR75WuMlai— PROTECCIÓN CIVIL DGO (@CEPCDurango) July 31, 2018
Although a fire broke out after the plane crashed, none of the injured appear to have suffered from burns, Alejandro Cardoza, a spokesperson for the Durango Civil Protection, said on Mexican television. The fire appears to be under control, Aispuro Torres told reporters.