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Mexico governor says 'no fatalities' in crash

Posted: 5:31 PM, Jul 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-31 22:31:47Z
Mexico governor says 'no fatalities' in crash

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The latest on the crash of an Aeromexico airliner in Mexico's northern state of Durango (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

The governor of Mexico's Durango state says are no deaths from Tuesday's crash of an Aeromexico airliner near the state capital.

Durango Gov. Jose Aispuro writes in his Twitter account that "it is confirmed there were no fatalities in the accident."

The head of Mexico's Transport Department said earlier that "the plane fell upon takeoff." Gerardo Ruiz Eparza says there were 97 passengers and four crew members aboard the plane.

The civil defense office of Durango state says the plane came down in a field near the airport for the state capital, also named Durango.

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5:10 p.m.

A Mexican federal official says an Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango on Tuesday, but authorities have no immediate word on any casualties.

The civil defense office of Durango state says the plane came down in a field Tuesday near the airport for the state capital, also named Durango. The agency has published photos of a smoking but seemingly relatively intact plane lying on its belly in a field. Lines of ambulances are seen waiting at the site.

The head of Mexico's Transport Department says that "the plane fell upon takeoff." Gerardo Ruiz Eparza says there were 97 passengers and four crew members aboard.

Aeromexico says the incident involved an Embraer 190 plane with a capacity of 100 passengers on a flight from Durango to Mexico City.