Passenger aircraft crashes in Mexico shortly after takeoff


Dozens of people were injured on Tuesday, two critically, when an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed soon after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango, but authorities said there were no fatalities.

A plane carrying more than 100 people crashed on Tuesday (July 31) shortly after takeoff at an airport in Durango, Mexico.

And remarkably, everyone on board survived.

Dozens, however, were injured when the mid-sized jet, operated by airline Aeromexico, came down around 4pm local time.

At least two were in critical condition.

The plane was carrying 97 passengers and four crew.

Authorities said that the plane had taken off in heavy rain and that it came down around six miles from the airport.

The head of Mexico’s civil aviation agency told local TV the plane’s voice and data recorders would be recovered, once the rescue effort was over.

Flight number 2431 was an Embraer 190 aircraft heading for Mexico city, according to a statement from Aeromexico.

Brazilian aircraft maker, Embraer, who made the aircraft involved in the crash said shortly after the incident they were ready to co-operate with investigators.