Aeromexico Crash In Durango With 103 On Board
An Aeromexico airliner with 103 people on board had crashed soon after takeoff. All passengers are reportedly safe with with only minor injuries and 2 passengers in critical condition. The reason of the crash is still on hold.
Firefighters douse flames at the site of the Aeromexico crash. Photograph: Proteccion Civil Durango/Reuters
During the press conference the information was presented with details about the crash that "after the plane had taken off, suddenly it was hit by a gust of wind that made it go down briskly and touch the ground with its left wing, detaching its two engines." It is said that it felt that as soon as the aircraft was taking off, it approximately fell about 300 metres away.
One of the survivors explained take off as "the plane had picked up speed and had already taken off from the ground, from the runway and suddenly the plane drops, I don't know know why", he told. Other survivor, the regional head of one of Mexico's main political parties, Romulo Campuzano, explained it as "feeling two bangs, feeling two extremely strong bangs and then the plane began to shake extremely violently. Thank God no lives have been lost."
The wreckage of the plane in the field. Photograph: Kevin Alcantar/AFP/Getty Images
Aeromexico already presented a statement that at the moment they had no reports of serious casualties. In statement they also expressed regret about the crash and apologised.
There were photos, published by the Durango state civil defence office on Twitter , that show all that happened in the accident location. The company added that since their main priority is the safety of their clients, they will work to gather all the needed information to keep their reliability.
Since there were many speculations about weather interfering, a Mexican aviation expert, Santiago Lopez, expressed his opinion. The main reason is not to speak only about the weather but also about the damages in the plane.
Even few casualties were able to walk, many still were taken to the hospital to make sure their condition is stable and they are not injured.