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Aeromexico Airliner Crashes After Takeoff in Mexico

101 were reportedly onboard; no fatalities reported
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2018 5:22 PM CDT
Updated Jul 31, 2018 6:54 PM CDT
Aeromexico Airliner Crashes After Takeoff in Mexico
Rescue workers and firefighters are seen at the site where an Aeromexico airliner has suffered an "accident" in a field near the airport of Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018.   (Civil Defense Office of Durango Photo via AP)

(Newser) – A federal official in Mexico confirms that an Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango Tuesday, the AP reports, but the state's governor says there were no fatalities. Officials said the crash occurred in a field near the state capital's airport, Guadalupe Victoria International Airport; published photos show the smoking plane lying on its belly in the field, apparently relatively intact. The Embraer 190 plane was headed to Mexico City and had 97 passengers and four crew members onboard, CNN reports. An official says the plane "made it off the ground, but fell nose-first" a few hundred yards from the end of the runway, with the nose taking the brunt of the impact. Thirty-seven people reportedly suffered minor injuries. (Read more plane crash stories.)

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