Almost 100 hospitalized after passenger plane crash in Mexico - UPDATED

Almost 100 hospitalized after passenger plane crash in Mexico - UPDATED
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The total number of injured in the accident is yet unknown. According to the state's governor Jose Aispuro, it could range from 13 to several dozen people. However, there were no deaths in the accident. The Mexican Red Cross said 27 injured had been sent to local hospitals, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

 

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.

 

In turn, Mexican Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) Luis Gerardo Fonseca said earlier in the day that there has been no information on passengers in critical condition following a plane accident.


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.

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