According to the information given by the officials, minimum of 12 people have been injured an Aeromexico plane carrying 101 people on board crashed minutes after taking off.
The incident took place on Tuesday at the airport in Durango city. Confusion still persists on any fatalities, as well as regarding the number of injured, Efe news reported. Emergency and security teams were at the crash site — a vacant and arid area near Guadalupe Victoria Airport.
The latest figures were provided by the spokesman for the Durango state Health Secretariat, Fernando Ros. He told the media that 18 have been hospitalised of whom 12 are critical. Durango Governor Jose Aispuro ruled out any fatalities on Twitter.
However, Mexican Communications and Transportation Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza told reporters that he could only confirm 52 people to have survived the crash. The aircraft, an Embraer 190, that was carrying 97 passengers and a crew of four, went down around 3.20 p.m., shortly after taking off on a flight to Mexico City, the Durango state government said.