No deaths reported in Mexico airliner crash

An Aeromexico airliner crashed during takeoff Tuesday in the northern Mexican state of Durango, causing a number of injuries but no deaths, the airline and authorities said.

Aeromexico said Flight 2431, an Embraer 190 plane with 97 passengers and four crew members aboard, was heading from Durango City to Mexico City. “At the moment we don’t have reports of any deaths,” the airline said in a statement. “We are working with the corresponding authorities to give medical attention to passengers and crew.”

“We’re working to collect additional information and will provide more details when they are available and confirmed,” Aeromexico added.

The Communications and Transport Ministry said there were two infants aboard the plane in addition to the 97 passengers and four crew. It confirmed there were no fatalities. It wasn’t immediately clear what happened to cause the crash, which was followed by a fire breaking out on the plane. The aircraft came to rest within the airport grounds about 400 meters from the end of the runway.

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