6 AUGUST 2018

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Aeromexico accident

An investigation has begun into the crash of an Aeromexico Embraer E190 in Durango on Tuesday. Flight recorders have been recovered, and the airline confirmed all 107 people on board survived. There was no information on injuries.

The flight, AM2431, had just taken off from Durango bound for Mexico City. The aircraft, registration XA-GAL, was manufactured in 2008 and been in Aeromexico’s fleet since 2014.

The manifest showed 88 adult passengers, nine minors, two infants and four crew members on board. An Aeromexico statement on Wednesday said: “At present time, no human losses have been reported, thanks to the prompt action of the crew and passengers.”

Grupo Aeromexico CEO Andres Conesa said: “We are deeply saddened and moved by this incident, and we would like to reiterate, first of all, that the Grupo Aeromexico family extends its support, thoughts and prayers to those affected and their families. We are doing everything in our power to assist them.”

Conesa said Aeromexico’s Emergency Response Team had been deployed to the accident zone and the airline was cooperating with the relevant authorities, particularly the Mexico director-general of civil aviation, to establish what caused the crash.

www.aeromexico.com

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