Aeromexico plane involved in an ‘accident’ in Mexico, airline says

Posted on: July 31st, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Durango Civil Protection(NEW YORK) — An accident has occurred aboard a Aeromexico flight in Mexico, according to the airline.

Aeromexico wrote on Twitter Wednesday just after 5 p.m. ET that it was aware of an “accident” in the northwest Mexican state of Durango.

The accident occurred at the General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in Durango, the state’s governor, José Rosas Aispuro Torres, wrote on Twitter.

Aispuro Torres has asked the state’s security and emergency departments to respond to the scene of the accident, he wrote on Twitter. Any figures for the number of deceased or injured are not yet available, Aispuro Torres wrote.

Survivors are being transported to area hospitals, a spokesperson for Durango’s State Coordination of Civil Protection told reporters. Some survivors were able to walk away from the crash to a nearby road, the spokesperson said.

Photos posted by Durango Civil Protection show smoke rising from the apparent crash site, which was surrounded by first responders and emergency vehicles.

The nature of the accident was not immediately clear.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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