Passenger aircraft crashes in Mexico shortly after takeoff

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Airline Aeroméxico in a tweet on Wednesday said 64 people had been released from hospital.

The plane was headed for Mexico City.

He said the accident occurred at 3.45pm (local time) and could have been provoked by a storm.

Forty-nine were hospitalised while the rest were allowed to go home. Everyone on board appears to have survived, the state's governor said, but crews are checking the hull to make sure no one was trapped. Both engines knocked off the plane as it rammed to a landing about 1,000 feet from the runway. Some suffered serious burns, said Fernando Ros, spokesman for the Durango Health Department.

An Aeromexico passenger plane carrying more than 100 people has crashed near an airport in the Mexican city of Durango, injuring a number of people, officials and witnesses say.

Numerous 49 passengers taken to hospital after the crash received treatment for minor injuries and all are expected to live, according to the Durango state governor.

"Let me tell you one thing, Sunday there's going to be a lot of people praying and asking for healing", said Alberto Espinoza, a parishioner at Father Sanchez's church.

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Mr Aispuro revealed that two children were also on board the plane - bringing the total to 103.

"I think we fell back on the runway because it was a hard surface, then we skidded on the ground until it stopped", she said. Earlier, he wrote on his Twitter account that "it is confirmed there were no fatalities" from Tuesday's accident.

Aispuro Torres said there were no deaths. He described a unusual accident scene in which some passengers got out under their power, and some even wandered back to the airport to seek out relatives.

When emergency crews arrived on scene, the Embraer 190 was largely intact, but on fire, with some passengers still inside. Almost everyone on the flight suffered minor injuries, according to Mexican officials.

The governor of Durango told Mexican TV the plane was taking off in bad weather and the pilots tried to abort the takeoff, but couldn't in time.

Dozens of lightly injured passengers left the plane, which was engulfed in gray smoke in a field. But they agree the plane was trying to take off during a storm.

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