A mid-sized Aeromexico-operated Embraer jet carrying 97 passengers and 4 crew members aboard crashed soon after take-off in Mexico’s state of Durango. Soon after the incident, local authorities announced that all passengers and crew members in the Mexico plane crash are safe and there has been zero casualties.
The Mexican Airline Aeromexico flight AM2431 was flying from Guadalupe Victoria International Airport to Mexico City today and soon after take-off, the plane crashed close to the airport in Durango at 4 PM local time. The air carrier reported that the flight was almost full with a total of 101 people aboard, including passengers and crew members. Authorities have reported that the plane made an emergency landing just 10 kilometres from the airport after take-off and crashed while doing so. Passengers on-board described that “a strange movement” was felt and soon the accident happened, however, the real cause of the crash is being looked into.
Soon after the crash, the plane was submerged in smoke and flames as seen in the first pictures of the crash site shared on social media. Since the crash site was located nearby to Durango – emergency services, the army and the Red Cross immediately reached the spot for rescue and medical operations. Fortunately, the authorities confirmed that all 101 passengers were reported safe and no casualties were reported after the Mexico plane crash incident.
About 85 people have been injured in the crash because of the fire that was triggered soon after plane crash, but no serious injuries have been reported. The civil protection agency said 37 people were hospitalized, while the state health department said two passengers were in a critical condition but under intensive care. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has instructed the defence, civil protection and transportation ministries to aid in the response to the crash and investigate thoroughly to find the root cause of the Mexico plane crash in Durango.