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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Dozens of people were injured on Tuesday when a packed Aeromexico-operated (AEROMEX.MX) Embraer (EMBR3.SA) jet crashed soon after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango, but authorities said most were not seriously hurt and there were no fatalities.
The mid-sized jet was almost full, with 97 passengers and four crew members, when it came down at around 4 p.m. local time (2100 GMT), Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico’s minister for communications and transportation, wrote on Twitter.
The article goes on to state the following:
One passenger, identified as Jackeline Flores, told reporters she and her daughter escaped from a hole in the fuselage as the aircraft filled up with smoke and flames.
A spokesman for the state’s civil protection agency, Alejandro Cardoza, said in an interview that around 85 people had suffered mostly light injuries, while 37 people were hospitalized. The state health department listed two passengers as being in critical condition.
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