MIAMI — Yesterday’s afternoon Aeromexico announced a plane accident with Flight AM2431, which was scheduled to fly to Mexico City from the city of Durango, Mexico.
Flight 2431, deployed by one of the carrier’s Embraer E190, was carrying 97 passengers and four crew members, from which 85 were injured after the crash was reported at nearly 4:00 p.m. local time.
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Despite no deaths are reported to date, the BBC revealed that two passengers, including the pilot, are critically wounded.
According to officials from Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, the operator of the General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in Durango, and witnesses, the aircraft was trying to take off during a storm, and that the crash may have been caused by poor weather conditions.
“The control tower noticed strong wind currents, and this could have caused the accident,” Durango Gov. Jose Aispuro established during a press conference yesterday night.
Aispuro commented that the left wing of the twin-engine jet initially touched the ground, causing the plane to lose both engines.
Then he said that the plane skidded off the runway at General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport, stopping about 300 meters (1,000 feet) away.
“Our heart is with those affected and their families. We are deeply saddened by this incident, and we would like to assure everyone that Group Aeromexico (is) offering its support, thoughts, and prayers to those affected and their families. We are doing everything in our reach to assist them and their families,” shared Andres Conesa, Chief Executive Officer of Aeromexico.
Conesa has assumed responsibility for the costs of the several damages and determined that the 10-year-old Embraer E190 that suffered the accident has been with Aeromexico for four years.
Aeromexico has reported recently that 64 passengers of the 85 injured have been discharged safely from the local hospitals.
The airline will continue to offer support through its customer service line and provide more information.
Aeroméxico continúa asistiendo a los pasajeros a bordo del #Vuelo2431 y sus familias. Al momento 64 personas han sido dadas de alta de hospitales locales. Seguimos trabajando en la atención de nuestros clientes y tripulación. Línea de atención telefónica: (55) 51 33 40 59.
— Aeroméxico (@Aeromexico) August 1, 2018