Aeromexico aircraft crashes with 101 on board, no fatalities: Official

July 31, 2018 - 6:04 pm
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By David Caplan

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mexican airline Aeromexico said late Tuesday afternoon that "accident" involving one of its aircrafts had ocurred in the northern state of Durango, but miraculously, there were no fatalities according to the governor of the state in which the crash happened.

"Aeromexico has been aware of an accident in Durango and we are working to verify the information and get details," the airline tweeted in Spanish. 

"It is confirmed that there were no deaths in the flight crash," Durango governor Jose Aispuro tweeted. 

The Mexican transport minister, Gerardo Ruiz Esparaza, said the plane was carrying 97 passengers and four crew members. 

Cardoza said about 85 people were injured. His agency said 37 people were hospitalized, while the state health department said two passengers were in critical condition. 

The plane made an emergency landing about six miles from the airport, Alejandro Cardoza, a spokesman for the state’s civil protection agency, said on local television. The airline said that flight #2431 was an Embraer 190 aircraft headed to Mexico City from Durango.

The operator of Durango airport, Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte blamed bad weather conditions for the crash. The plane had barely taken off when it felt like it was hit by a strong air current, one passenger told Mexican network Televisa.

 

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