MIRACLE: All 103 Occupants In A Plane Survive Air Crash

Fire fighters and rescue workers at the site of the crash


LAGOS AUGUST 1ST (NESRANGERS)-An Aeromexico jet crashed in while taking off in the Mexican state of Durango on Tuesday and officials said that everyone aboard survived the wreckage.
The Embraer 190 aircraft with a capacity of 100 passengers went down during a hail storm on the route from Durango to Mexico City, Aeromexico said in a statement.

Gov. Jose Aispuro says the pilot and one other person have been hospitalized in serious but stable condition.
Aispuro says that all aboard had been accounted for after the plane’s burned hulk was checked and “no person has died.”
“Fortunately we have now found all 103 — now we know where each one is — this gives us a lot of tranquility,” Aispuro said.
Earlier, officials said 49 people in all had been taken to hospitals after Tuesday’s crash.
In a statement, Aeroméxico said they “deeply regret” the accident, while Brazilian plane company Embraer said they had sent a team to the crash site.
A reporter at the scene said some passengers simply walked to the hospital.
Gerardo Ruiz Eparza, head of Mexico’s Transport Department, said that “the plane fell upon takeoff.”
Eparza said there were 99 passengers and four crew members aboard.
The state civil defense office published photos of a burning but relatively intact plane lying on its belly in a field. Ambulances lined up at the accident site to ferry the injured to hospitals.
Officials and witnesses differed on whether the plane either fell shortly after takeoff or ran off the runway without really gaining altitude.
But they agreed the plane was trying to take off during a storm, with some describing marble-sized hail.
Israel Solano Mejia, director of the Durango city civil defense agency, told Foro TV that the plane “made it off the ground, but fell nose-first” just a few hundred yards from the end of the runway.
“The nose took the hit. The most seriously injured is the pilot,” Solano Mejia said. However, he said, “the majority of passengers left (the plane) under their own power.”
The federal Transport Department office said in a press statement that the airplane “suffered an accident moments after takeoff,” but gave no information on the possible cause.
Ruiz Esparza told the Milenio television news channel that “it was a big accident, the plane caught fire … there was a very strong storm at the time of takeoff.”
The web site Planespotters.net said the Brazilian-made medium-range Embraer 190 was about 10 years old and had seen service with two other airlines before joining the Aeromexico fleet.

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