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Jul 31, 2018 14 tweets 6 min read
Initial reports that an @Aeromexico flight may have crashed in the state of Durango in #Mexico.
The flight with ~80 passengers on board was bound for Mexico City, according to one report.
The passenger jet is reported to have crashed five minutes after takeoff from Durango.
No details yet on the number of killed or injured, according to @AispuroDurango.
Reports say this was #AM2431, which departed Durango at 15:09 and was due to land in Mexico City at 16:50. The aircraft is identified as an @embraer E190 with tail registration XA-GAL.
Recent flight history for the crashed plane: flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/…
According to a @Milenio reporter some passengers who survived walked to a highway for help.
Officials say 97 passengers and four crew members were on board. #AM2431
At least 80 people injured, but no deaths, according to officials in Durango. #AM2431
Total number of injured from the #AM2431 crash in Durango is ~85 with two people in critical condition. Airport operators preliminarily blaming the accident on bad weather conditions.
#Brazil plane maker @embraer dispatches team of technicians to @Aeromexico accident site in Durango.
The @embraer 190 has been involved in only one fatal crash, which occurred when a Henan Airlines flight overshot a runway in #China in 2010, according to @AviationSafety.

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