Dozens injured in Mexican plane crash due to hailstorm in northern Mexico
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"It is confirmed that there have been no deaths from the flight #AM2431 accident," tweeted Jose Rosas, the governor of Durango, where the crash happened.
Passengers said there had been "a strange movement" on takeoff and "that was when the accident happened," Rosas told the Milenio television channel.
Dozens of lightly injured passengers left the plane, which was engulfed in grey smoke in a field.
"Approximately 85 people are injured," Durango's civil defence spokesman Alejandro Cardoza told Milenio.
"The fire started after the emergency landing" but "fortunately no one suffered burns," said Cardoza, who added that there had been "some serious injuries" but that most people sustained "very minor... knocks."
Emergency services, the army and the Red Cross were on the scene. The first images of the crash site shared on social and Mexican media showed a plane partially immersed in flames.
Aeromexico, the airliner that operated the flight, said it was "working to verify the information and gather details." "I pray that the crew and all the passengers are OK," said Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto. (AFP) KUN
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