According to Mexico's minister for communications and transportation, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, as many as 98 people remain in hospitals following an Aeromexico passenger plane accident in northwestern state of Durango. State's governor Jose Aispuro said earlier that 49 people had been sent to local hospitals following the accident.
"Of 103 people who were on board, the location of 101 has been established, 98 of them are being treated in various hospitals," Esparza said on Twitter.
Cellphone video shows firefighters responding to crash of Aeromexico Flight 2431 at airport in Durango, Mexico.— ABC News (@ABC) 31 июля 2018 г.
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The Embraer 190 aircraft en route to the Mexico City crashed departing from the Guadalupe Victoria Airport in Durango. The aircraft tried to abort the takeoff due to bad weather. It then went down running off the runway.
OMA Aeropuertos company said on Twitter that foul weather could possibly be the cause of a passenger plane crash. "According to the preliminary findings, the accident occurred due to unfavorable weather conditions," the company said.
Meanwhile, Embraer said earlier in the day it was ready to assist local authorities investigating the crash of one of its planes in Mexico on Tuesday. Brazilian plane manufacturer said in a statement that a team of its specialists has been deployed to the scene of the accident in the northern Mexican state of Durango.