Mexico Investigates Plane Crash in Durango

Plane crash in Mexico
Built in 2008, the Embraer 190 plane had been operating with Aeromexico for 4 years. (Photo: EFE).

In the incident, the 99 passengers and four crew members survived, although a child and the aircraft’s captain are in a delicate but stable state

Aeronautical authorities are today investigating the causes of the accident occurred yesterday with an Aeromexico plane, when it was trying to take off from the Durango airport to the federal capital.

In the incident, the 99 passengers and four crew members survived, although a child and the aircraft’s captain are in a delicate but stable state, according to reports released today.

Technicians from the Brazilian company Embraer will also participate in the investigation initiated by the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics, said the head of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, Gerardo Ruiz.

The Mexican airline will cover the medical expenses of the injured and also the transfer of their relatives, said the director of Aeromexico, Andres Conesa.

Testimonies from the survivors indicate that there was a strong storm at the moment of the takeoff that caused the aircraft to descend abruptly.

One of the wings made contact with the runway, which caused the engines to come off, according to those versions.

These testimonies endorsed the expertise of the crew, in particular the pilot Carlos Galvan, whose maneuvers prevented a tragedy, and managed the evacuation of the passengers.

Built in 2008, the Embraer 190 plane had been operating with Aeromexico for 4 years. Its last general maintenance took place in February, so it was in favorable technical conditions, according to Conesa.

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