Friday, 18 October, 2019

Mexican airliner crashes on way to Mexico City

Aeromexico reports a plane accident Mexican airliner crashes on way to Mexico City
Patty Aguilar | 01 August, 2018, 03:29

Rosas Aispuro said: "The plane was taking off and witnesses said there was a bang and without warning the plane was on the ground".

The plane was on flight AM2431 to Mexico City with 97 passengers and four aircrew members on board, according to Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, the Mexican Communications and Transportation Secretary.

Aispuro wrote on Twitter that nobody died in the crash.

Aeromexico said: 'We have learned of an accident in Durango and we are working to verify the information and obtain details'.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he hoped all the passengers and crew were safe.

Photos posted by Durango Civil Protection show smoke rising from the apparent crash site, which was surrounded by first responders and emergency vehicles.

A passenger plane crashes while taking off from an airport in Durango, Mexico.

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"It was raining, there was a storm, I think they tried to cancel the take-off but were no longer able to", he said.

Reports say some surviving passengers walked to a highway to seek help.

The plane was en route from Durango to Mexico City, the governor said.

The civil defense office says the plane came down in a field near the airport for the state capital, also named Durango.

Embraer did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the Mexican incident.

The accident happened at 4 p.m. on Tuesday when the aircraft, an Embraer 190, went down in a field not far from General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport.

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