AeroMexico E190 accident, rejected takeoff in Durango

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AeroMexico E190 accident, rejected takeoff in Durango

Postby Greg on Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:30 pm

An Aeromexico jetliner carrying 101 people crashed in stormy weather shortly after takeoff on Tuesday in Mexico’s north-central state of Durango, according to Mexican officials and images posted on social media. But in what appeared to be a remarkable survival story, officials said none of the occupants had been killed.

The Mexican airline said on its Twitter account that Flight 2431, an Embraer ERJ-190AR jet, had been scheduled to fly from the General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in the city of Durango to Mexico City. The 550-mile flight takes about two hours.

NY Times

The aircraft is XA-GAL; (which is always spot on in my experience) reports it was:

"a rejected takeoff from Durango's runway 03 at about 15:15L (20:15Z), but veered left off the runway and overran the end of the runway and burst into flames in viewing distance of the airport's apron. A passenger reported the aircraft was accelerating for takeoff but did not succeed becoming airborne. Once the aircraft came to a stop it took about 3-4 minutes until the aircraft burst into flames enabling the occupants to evacuate the aircraft."


So not really a crash but a rejected takeoff, runway overrun, and then a fire a few minutes after. Luckily no fatalities.
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