97 injured as Mexican plane crashes at airport in hail storm

An Aeromexico flight crashed on take-off during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames and injuring 97 people, officials said.

The Embraer 190 aircraft, which was operating between Durango and Mexico City and crashed around 3:00 p.m. local time (20:00 GMT), was carrying “88 adults, nine minors, two infants, two pilots and two flight attendants,” the airline’s director general Andres Conesa told a news conference on Tuesday.

Cardoza said the plane was caught in a heavy hailstorm and the pilots tried to make an emergency landing, after which the fire broke out.AFP

Source: Read Full Article