31 Jul '18, 10pm

Aeromexico plane crashes in Mexico's Durango state, close to airport

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - Eighty-five people were injured on Tuesday, some seriously, when an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed just after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango, but authorities said nobody died in the accident. Authorities had earlier said that eight people had died. The operator of Durango airport, Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, attributed the crash to bad weather conditions, citing preliminary reports. TV images showed the tail of a plane bearing an Aeromexico logo emerging from scrubland and a column of smoke rising into the sky. The plane was carrying 97 passengers and four crew members, said Mexico's transport minister. A reporter for network Milenio said some passengers walked to a highway to seek help. The Mexican airline said on Twitter that flight number 2431 was an Embraer 190 with capacity for 100 passengers and was bo...

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