80 People Injured After Aeromexico Flight Crashes During Takeoff at Airport in Mexico’s Durango State

An AeroMexico passenger plane departing from the Guadalupe Victoria Airport in Durango crashes moments after take-off.
Durango Civil Protection

Eighty people have been injured after an Aeromexico flight crashed while en route to Mexico City, according to government officials.

Flight #2431 was taking off at the General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in the northwest Mexican state of Durango Tuesday afternoon when it crashed, according to Durango state Governor José Rosas Aispuro Torres.

The plane was taking off when it tried to abort the takeoff due to bad weather, but it was too late, Aispuro Torres told reporters. The plane went down after the runway ended, Aispuro Torres said.

Weather reports showed scattered storms in the area at the time of the accident.

Two passengers were injured critically, Fernando Rios, a spokesperson for Durango’s State Coordination of Civil Protection said on Mexican television.

“It is confirmed that there were no deaths following the accident of flight Aeromexico 2431,” Aispuro Torres wrote on Twitter. “At this moment on behalf of the cabinet, led by Coordinator Rosario Castro, to attend to the injured and cooperate with airport authorities with what has occurred.”

Aeromexico wrote on Twitter Wednesday just after 5 p.m. ET that it was aware of an “accident” in the northwest Mexican state of Durango.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Julia Jacobo