Aeromexico plane with 101 people on board crashes in flames near airport


An Aeromexico flight carrying 101 passengers crashed just minutes after take-off. Officials confirm the accident has not cause any deaths.

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An Aeromexico plane crashed just minutes after takeoff. (Image source: Durango Civil Protection)

Aeromexico Flight 2431 was flying from Durango to Mexico City from Guadelupe Victoria International Airport. It was carrying 97 passengers and 4 crew members. Mexico’s transport minister confirmed these details, adding that the flight took off as scheduled around 4pm local time. A spokesperson for the state’s civil protection agency said on local television that just about 10km from the take-off site, the plane had to do an emergency landing.

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The plane crashed 10km away from the airport. (Image source: Durango Civil Protection)

Jose Aispuro, the Durango state governor, confirmed that while about eighty of the passengers were injured, no deaths have been reported as of yet. He wrote, “It is confirmed that there were no deaths in the accident of flight #AM2431.” He also added that “All the personnel of our health institutions have been alerted to assist the injured persons.” The city’s civil protection centers are also standing by to help injured passengers get medical help.

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(Image source: Twitter/Jose Aispuro T.Verified)
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(Image source: Twitter/Jose Aispuro T.Verified)
(Image source: Twitter/CEPCDurango)

Video footage of the incident has since started circulating on social media.

Pictures from the crash site show the plane on the ground, smoke billowing from what seems to be an open roof. Other photos show air stewardesses standing bare feet around the site and injured passengers being treated by first responders. Local network Milenio reported that some uninjured passengers hitch hiked to a nearby highway to seek help for the injured.

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Images show injured passengers and barefoot stewardesses walking around the crash site. (Image source: Durango Civil Protection)

The Guadelupe Victoria International Airport has been temporarily closed to deal with this incident.





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