Aeroméxico plane with 101 aboard crashes in Durango; no deaths reported

Aeromexico plane with more than 100 people on board involved in 'accident' in Durango

Aeromexico plane with more than 100 people on board involved in 'accident' in Durango

Officials said 85 of the survivors who got out of the burning Aeromexico Embraer E190 suffered injuries in the crash.

She said people were clamoring to get off the plane. "Children were crying. People were burned, their hands and their feet", Parsa told NBC News on Wednesday.

She added she felt "blessed and grateful to God" to be alive.

The packed Aeromexico-operated Embraer jet, bound for Mexico City, crashed just after takeoff with 103 people on board including four crew members and two small babies. "The most seriously injured is the pilot...[but] the majority of passengers left under their own power".

Joliet resident Anabel Estrada also was on board the plane, and talked about how it hit the ground twice during the crash.

Officials said it was too early to say what caused the crash of flight number 2431.

A Mexican pilots association said a year ago there were 66 accidents and 173 incidents in Mexican aviation, saying the number was "worrying" and calling for more supervision of flying schools, more funds for maintenance and oversight of fleets, and shorter flying hours for pilots.

"Let me tell you one thing, Sunday there's going to be a lot of people praying and asking for healing", said Alberto Espinoza, a parishioner at Father Sanchez's church.

A handout photo made available by the Civil Protection State Coordination (CPCE) shows emergency personnel at the site where an Aeromexico plane crashed, in Durango, Mexico, July 31, 2018.




"Our first priority is to ensure the security of our passengers and crew on board this aircraft", the airline said.

Inside the cabin, she said, "it was chaos because people were in shock and didn't know what to do".

"The E190 flight deck is very modern and has all the bells and whistles that will shout at the pilots if there's a mechanical problem or they make a mistake configuring the plane for take-off", he said.

Father Ezequil Sanchez of The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines spoke to reporters from his hospital bed near Durango, Mexico.

The accident occurred at Guadalupe Victoria airport in the city of Durango, Aispuro tweeted. RAW VIDEO: Passenger captures moment Aeromexico plane crashesRivera and her daughter were seated toward the front of the plane in row 5 and heard a loud bang behind them.

The cause of the crash is still unknown but weather is being cited as a factor.

To70s safety review for 2017 indicated the year was the safest on record for airline passengers, with 13 lives lost in propeller-driven aircraft and no jets crashed in passenger service anywhere in the world.

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

Embraer also said that it had sent technicians to the crash site and that the aerospace company "stands ready to support the investigating authorities".

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