Plane crashes minutes after take-off with 'at least 80 on board'

Reports of an Aero Mexico jet crash near Durango Mexico

Dozens of passengers were injured when a Aeromexico airliner crashed in after taking off in the northern state of Durango, Mexico, on Tuesday. "At this moment on behalf of the cabinet, led by Coordinator Rosario Castro, to attend to the injured and cooperate with airport authorities with what has occurred".

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

The plane's operator, Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, said initial indications are that the weather was the cause of the crash, according to the BBC. José R. Aispuro Torres, the governor of Durango state said 49 people were being treated at hospitals as of Tuesday afternoon.

The civil defence office of Durango state said the plane landed in a field near the airport for the state capital.

The pilot was forced to land around 10kms from the airport, with the cause of the crash now unconfirmed, but early reports state it may have been due to bad weather.

The plane took off during a heavy hailstorm before being forced to attempt an emergency landing.

US expects N. Korea to uphold N-arms promise
A number of U.S. war dead are believed to be buried in mass graves in North Korea, not far from the border with the South. Some of the North's ballistic missiles, including a submarine-launched variant, arealready used in solid-fuel motors.

"We deeply regret this accident and the families of all those affected are in our thoughts, " They said in a statement.

The President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto said he gave instructions to the military to help in the rescue operations in Durango and hoped everyone on board was alright. He said the plane skidded into a field in a horizontal position, which allowed escape slides to activate so all passengers and crew could escape before the plane burst into flames.

"Many managed to leave the plane on foot", Cardoza said. One mother who freed her daughter from her seat and dragged her out of the plane told reporters she was holding on to her so tight, her daughter was afraid she'd break her arm. Israel Solano Mejia says that "the majority of passengers left (the plane) under their own power".

Firemen working as smoke billows from the wreckage of a plane that crashed with 97 passengers and four crew on board on take off at the airport of Durango in northern Mexico on Wednesday.

Cardoza said in an interview that around 85 people had suffered mostly light injuries, adding that the fire resulting from the accident had been put out.

A State Department official said Wednesday that 65 USA citizens were aboard the plane.

Related News:



Most liked

Parents paying $20-per-hour ‘Fortnite’ tutors to train their kids
Most rates depend on the coach, but the cost hovers around $15 to $50 per hour for three to four hours of coaching. Tutors charge anywhere between $10 and $25 to teach people (again, mostly kids ) how to get better at the game.

Iwobi signs new long-term deat at Arsenal
I enjoyed my time in Singapore and I'm enjoying training now and can't wait for the season to go ahead". Since his first-team debut, Iwobi has racked up nine goals in 98 appearances for the senior side.

Woods has sights on ninth title at 'special' Firestone
The event will be a precursor to the 2024 Ryder Cup being held on the same course just east of New York City. He showed up well to finish T8 in the BMW PGA Championship, impressed when T12 in the U.S.

New Details Emerge In Tristan Thompson’s Draymond Green Fade Delivery
Be that as it may, it seems as though tensions hadn't eased when the pair crossed paths at the party, especially for Thompson. It's also a sad state of affairs that the Tristan Thompson , Draymond Green fight had to happen during a celebration.

Donald Trump aides say Russia has sweeping effort to weaken US elections
In an interview with CNN, Lankford expressed concern that the White House is ignoring national security concerns over the midterms.

Apple Becomes World’s First Trillion-Dollar Company
Since 1980, IBM, Exxon Mobil, General Electric and Microsoft have also alternated as the largest publicly listed US company. The company's various services such as Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Pay now represent $9.6 billion in revenue.

Ohio State says special, independent board formed in Urban Meyer investigation
The case was dropped by police when the woman chose not to pursue charges, but Hyde was suspended three games by Ohio State. At issue is whether Meyer knew about domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith made by his ex-wife, Courtney Smith .

Ford government scrapping basic income pilot project
In a supplied backgrounder, the government states it will "wind down" the Ontario basic income pilot project. When pressed several times she said "we had a platform and this was not in the platform".

United States sanctioning Turkish officials over detention of American pastor - White House
The US has imposed sanctions on Turkey's justice and interior ministers over the continued detention of pastor Andrew Brunson. Language that calls for the release of Mr Brunson and others has also been included in a defence authorisation bill.

Smoking ban in public housing: here’s what you need to know
Smoking isn't allowed in many places and now not even in your home if living in public housing. Housing and Urban Development, requiring all public housing to disallow smoking by July 30.

Judge Temporarily Blocks the Release of 3D Gun Design Plans
Congressional Democrats have urged President Donald Trump to reverse the decision to let Defense Distributed publish the plans. A federal law passed in 1988 - crafted with NRA support - bars the manufacture, sale, or possession of an undetectable firearm.

Prosecutors highlight Manafort’s lavish spending on trial’s second day
A judge jailed Manafort in June over allegations of witness tampering as he awaited trial. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort begins his first of two trials on Tuesday.

Trump administration: North Korea missile moves don't undermine peace push
Sohae has been the main site for North Korea's satellite launches since 2012. It's not clear whether negotiations for such an arrangement are under way.

Nine states sue to prevent 3D-printed gun plans going online
In the meantime, the company agreed to block sales to users with IP addresses from Los Angeles, New Jersey and Pennsylvania . They add that 3-D printing technology can be very costly. "This is an imminent threat to public safety and violates the law".

Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse
As with most eclipses , conspiracy theorists believe it is a sign of the end times and is referred to as the Blood Moon prophecy. When sunlight passes through the Earth's atmosphere, it will light the moon, giving it the red color and the name, Blood Moon .