Aeroplane crashes in Durango after take-off in Mexico

Aeroplane crashes in Durango after take-off in Mexico
# 01 August 2018 04:17 (UTC +04:00)

A plane has crashed in the capital of Mexico's Durango state, television images show, with the state governor confirming nobody was killed, APA reports quoting BBC.

Governor José Aispuro tweeted that there were no deaths among the 101 aboard, although around 85 were injured - two critically.

Aeroméxico flight AM2431 was flying from Guadalupe Victoria International Airport to Mexico City.

The plane crashed close to the airport just moments after take-off.

Authorities said that of the 97 passengers and four crew on board, 37 were hospitalised after the crash and two were in a critical condition.

The names and nationalities of those on board are currently unknown.

The airport operator, Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, said early data suggests bad weather was the cause, with the plane reportedly trying to take off in heavy rain before being forced to make an emergency landing.

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