Mexico: Plane carrying 103 passengers crashes in Durango after take-off, no casualties

Mexico: Plane carrying 103 passengers crashes in Durango after take-off, no casualties

AN Aeromexico airliner has crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango, as officials confirm there was remarkably no deaths in the accident.

The airline says in its Twitter account that it is "trying to verify the information and obtain details".

The number of possible victims is unclear, but according to some reports, the plane was carrying some 80 people.

The accident happened at 4 p.m. on Tuesday when the aircraft, an Embraer 190, went down in a field not far from General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport.

A U.S. Embassy spokesman said he did not now have confirmation of whether any American citizens were involved in the accident.

The plane's pilot is in serious condition with burns, he said.

A plane has crashed in Mexico's city of Durango, television images show, with the state governor saying nobody was killed.

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Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App Gov. Jose Aispuro, who had initially reported there were no deaths but later said authorities were searching the charred Embraer 190 to make sure, announced late Tuesday that "no person has died". Lines of ambulances were waiting at the accident site.

Aispuro had said earlier there were no figures of the injured or deceased.

It made an emergency landing about six miles (10km) from Durango City airport.

Gerardo Ruiz Eparza, head of Mexico's Transport Department, said that "the plane fell upon takeoff".

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he hoped all the passengers and crew were safe.

According to NY Post, the Brazilian-made aircraft was 10-years-old and was in service with two other airlines before joining Aeromexico.

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