Jetliner In Mexico Crashes, Catches Fire, But All 103 Aboard Escape

Jetliner In Mexico Crashes, Catches Fire, But All 103 Aboard Escape

Jetliner In Mexico Crashes, Catches Fire, But All 103 Aboard Escape

Aeromexico's Flight 2431 was en route from Durango to Mexico City when it went suddenly started falling, moments after taking off.

Aispuro Torres asked the state's security and emergency departments to respond to the scene of the accident, he wrote on Twitter.

"It was really, really ugly", Lorenzo Nunez, a passenger from Chicago who fled the plane with his two sons and wife told reporters, according to the AP.

Passengers in plane crashes like the Aeromexico accident - in which no one died - have better chances of survival due to better aircraft construction and safety standards, experts say.

The spokesperson said about 85 of the 101 people on board suffered injuries, but they do not have burns.

Luis Gerardo Fonseca, director of Mexico's civil aviation agency, told local news media on Wednesday that the plane's flight recorders had been found.

Officials said the impact ripped both engines off the Embraer 190 jetliner, and fires immediately broke out in the wings. Before the clip ends, passengers can be seen trying to get out as the inside of the plane that appears to be filled with smoke.

The web site Planespotters.net said the Brazilian-made medium-range jet was about 10 years old and had seen service with two other airlines before joining the Aeromexico fleet. "The most seriously injured is the pilot...[but] the majority of passengers left under their own power".

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But private transportation experts say there are so many factors involved that the 1,000 lives saved figure is questionable. More than a dozen states follow California's standards, amounting to about 40 percent of the country's new-vehicle market.

A spokesman for Republic Airlines said on Wednesday that the company briefly leased the plane to Aeromexico, but the aircraft was sold to a third party in 2015. Remarkably, no one was killed.

A passenger aboard an Aeromexico jetliner that crashed in Mexico after takeoff Tuesday captured video of the accident.

Remarkably, all 103 people onboard survived the crash, when the plane headed for Mexico City smashed into scrubland near the runway during takeoff.

Gov. Jose Aispuro, who had initially reported there were no deaths but later said authorities were searching the charred Embraer 190 to make sure, announced late Tuesday that "no person has died".

- A dedicated team has been on the ground since the incident at the site, and at local hospitals and hotels where passengers and their families are located now, tending to whatever their needs may be, the company claimed.

On August 2, 2005, an Air France Airbus A340 with 297 passengers and 12 crew members crashed as it was landing at Toronto's Pearson International Aiport in Canada during a heavy rainstorm.

Screams are heard in the frightening video clip recorded by passenger Rain Parsa, and shared by CBS News, as the jet smacked down in a field in storms, almost intact, then catching fire.

Photo taken with a mobile phone and provided by Durango's Civil Protection Department shows rescuers working on the site where a plane crashed in Durango, Mexico, on July 31, 2018.

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