WATCH: Passenger plane crashes and goes up in flames moments after take-off in Mexico

2018-08-01 12:01
Dozens of people were injured on Tuesday when an AeroMexico plane crashed just after take-off in Mexico's state of Durango.

While there were no fatalities, 49 passengers had to be taken to hospital, including the pilot and a passanger, who are in "critical but stable condition", The Telegraph reports. 

Aeromexico's Flight 2431 was en route from Durango to Mexico City when it went suddenly started falling, moments after taking off.

Durango state governor Jose Rosas Aispuro tweeted that the plane was hit by a gust of wind, causing the left wing of the twin-engine jet hit the ground.

The plane then skidded off the runway at the Guadalupe Victoria International Airport until it stopped about 300 meters away.

Some 99 passengers and four crew members were aboard, reports CNN.

All passengers and crew members evacuated the plane using its emergency evacuation slides before flames engulfed the aircraft.

Passenger Jackeline Flores and her daughter escaped from a hole in the main body of the plane as the cabin filled up with smoke and flames, according to The Telegraph .

"A little girl who left the plane was crying because her legs were burned," she said.

Extra sources: CNN, The Telegraph, Foro TV

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