Aeromexico Plane Crashes in Durango, Officials Report All Onboard Survived

By Anna Breuer on 1 August 2018
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DSC_0328 (1)An Aeromexico plane crashed shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. However, in what appears to have been a remarkable outcome, all 103 passengers and crewmembers are reported to have survived.

Flight 2431, an Embraer E190, went down about 10 miles from Durango International Airport. Authorities indicated that stormy conditions were likely the cause of the crash.

The airline said it is doing “everything possible” to assist survivors and their families.

“Our heart is with those affected and their families,” said airline CEO Andres Conesa. “We are deeply sad and moved by this incident, and we would like to reiterate, first of all, that the Grupo Aeromexico family extends its support, thoughts and prayers to those affected and their families.”

The airline reported on Twitter that the flight was en route from General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in the city of Durango to Mexico City, a 550-mile (885-kilometer) flight.

Mexican officials said that the plane had 99 passengers and four crew members on board. Two of the passengers were infants. Eighty of the passengers were treated at local hospitals and the captain was reported to be in serious condition and undergoing surgery for a spinal injury.

Local media reported that the aircraft hit the ground nose-first just past the end of the runway, leading to speculation that the pilot might have been trying to abort the takeoff. Many of the passengers were able to exit the aircraft on their own.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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