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Here’s How More Than 100 People Survived An Aeromexico Plane Crash In The State Of Durango

Earlier this week, Aeromexico’s Flight AM2431 crashed in the state of Durango. No fatalities were reported from the plane crash. There were 103 passengers onboard the flight when it crashed shortly after take off in the northern state of Durango. With no fatalities, it is no wonder Twitter users showered the survivors with praise and love.

According to some officials, strong wind after take off brought the airliner down..

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While the accident is still being investigated, some are saying the accident happened because of a strong gust of wind. The wind allegedly caused the left wing to touch the ground knocking the engines loose.

The Embraer 190 was at full capacity with 99 passengers and four crew members.

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After the crash landing, 97 people were admitted to the hospital for treatment and 64 were released only 24 hours after the accident.

Only two passengers reported serious injuries.

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Two victims with serious injuries have been reported. One is a young girl who suffered burns on 25 percent of her body and the other is the plane’s pilot who underwent spine surgery.

Some passengers of the flight shared their own stories on Twitter as well.

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One of the passengers mentioned that at some point during the takeoff, the visibility went down to zero seconds before the plane took a plunge. Another one said that the wind was so intense that the wings of the plane were shaking.

Like the 17-year-old girl who recorded the whole thing with her phone.

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Garcia is a high school student from Northlake, Illinois and was one of the 65 American passengers of Flight AM2431. She mentioned during an interview that she decided to record the event because she had a feeling that something was going to happen if the plane took off during that storm.

There was talk that the survival of the passengers is thanks to divine intervention.

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Rev. Esequiel Sanchez whose also from the Chicago sustained some injuries and has been reported to be stable. In an interview, he mentions that at seconds after the plane took off there was no visibility which resulted in the plane taking a violent plunge.

Or the White Sox Fan who had a Tequila shot as soon as he was back at his hotel.

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According to Herrera, it was only drizzling and it wasn’t until the plane was taking off that the light rain turned into hail and violent winds. He recalls that the wind tilted the plane and then sliding out of control as the aircraft hit the ground right before bursting into flames.

Others wondered why President Trump never mention any of the 65 Americans on the flight.

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Tbh, if it’s happening in Mexico and doesn’t include his wall, why would he say anything?

The plane crashed only 1,000 feet away from the runway.

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Authorities say that right after the plunge the left wing of the twin-engine hit the ground which resulted in the plane losing both engines. Then the aircraft drifted a few hundred yards off the airport’s runway before it started to burn.

People are shocked at the lack of fatalities from the crash.

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But experts say that it’s no surprise that so many people survived. Former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation mentions that it’s becoming more common that no lives are taken during such events.

But it’s pretty common that this happens.

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In fact, it’s reported by the Civil Aviation Organization that 87 percent of plane crashes report no deaths due to constant improvement of safety measures.

Some even took the opportunity to remind us of the importance of following security protocols.

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Clearly the flight attendants and airline companies might know what they are talking about when they give you the safety speech.

Aeromexico used their own Twitter account to keep people alert on what was happening.

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They let people know how many people were and were not in the hospitals.

Passengers have started filing lawsuits against the airline company.

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One of the survivors, a Chicago teacher is suing Aeromexico for negligence.

But things have started to settle down after a few days.

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Passengers are starting to talk to the American press about what happened during the plane crash.

American passengers are starting to go back home.

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The Reverend has finally gone back to home to Des Plaines, Illinois.

The victims who suffered serious injuries are starting to heal.

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Like Aeromexico’s Flight AM2431 pilot, Carlos Galvan.

And now the people are looking for ways to support the victims.

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Hopefully, Alberto will get to meet the White Sox.

Only proving to the world how resilient Latinos can be.

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Even in the worst of times, Latinos stand strong and always try to maintain the best possible attitude to overcome whatever life throws our way. 

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A Chilean Military Plane With 38 People On Board Crashed While On The Way To A Base In Antarctica

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A Chilean Military Plane With 38 People On Board Crashed While On The Way To A Base In Antarctica

The search is on for clues after a Chilean military plane with 38 people on board crashed on its way to Antarctica on Monday afternoon. The plane, a Hercules C-130 transport, made the last contact at 6:13 p.m. which was around an hour and five minutes after it initially took off. It was 390 miles into its journey to the Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva, a Chilean base on in the northern region of the frozen continent, according to a statement issued by the Chilean Air Force. Seven hours after the plane last made contact, the Chilean air force declared it lost, with no definitive reason as to why it had disappeared. 

According to the New York Times, the aircraft was carrying 17 crew members and 21 passengers, which included a university student and two Chilean civilians who worked for an engineering and construction firm that was contracted to do maintenance work on the Antarctic base.

“The chances are difficult but I think it would be profoundly wrong to lose heart at this moment when we are doing everything humanly possible and with all our energy and determination,” Defence Minister Alberto Espina told reporters. “The air force has provided a thorough investigation to clarify the facts with complete transparency.”

The Chilean military has deployed fighter jets in an expansion of its search. Uruguayan and Argentine air forces have also joined in on efforts.

Chilean officials are now conducting an all-out search for the plane and any clues that might lead them to why the military aircraft might have crashed. Officials said that the plane had taken off in favorable conditions Monday afternoon from the southern city of Punta Arenas, though the area is known for rapidly changing conditions that include freezing temperatures and chilly winds. According to a BBC report, Air Force General Eduardo Mosqueira told the local press that the plane didn’t activate its emergency signal and proposed the idea that the pilot might have tried to land on the frigid waters. 

The Chilean military is now in the midst of search and rescue efforts that include four ships and 10 planes. Joining this mission are the Uruguayan and Argentine air forces, who have each contributed a C-130 plane to help. The United States has also lent a hand by providing two satellite orbits to capture images over the South Pacific Ocean.

The plane is said to have crashed in Drake’s Passage, the sea in the middle of the southern tip of South America and Antarctica, which is known for its severe weather conditions. The area has been known to produce freezing temperatures and harsh storms that have caused other aircrafts to avoid flying through during these conditions. 

“The plane is presumed to have crashed, given that the amount of fuel and the plane’s autonomy had already run out,” said Chilean Air Force General Francisco Torres in a press conference, according to CNN.

South American leaders, including Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, have all expressed their condolences to those lost on the plane and their loved ones. 

This tragedy has prompted an immediate response from Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, who canceled a trip to Argentina, where he was expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Alberto Fernandez. Instead, Piñera headed to the Cerrillos airbase in Santiago, Chile where he joined rescue operations and families of the plane’s passengers gathered. He reiterated the message that the Chilean government would spare no effort to find the plane.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 38 crew members and passengers of the FACh (Air Force) C-130 plane,” Piñera wrote on Twitter. “With the help of many we are making every effort humanly possible in the search operation for the plane.”

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro also tweeted words of support saying that his government is doing all that is possible to help with search efforts. “We offer Chile support for the search and rescue operations of the Chilean plane, which disappeared in the Drake Strait with 38 people on board. We have already spoken to President Piñera and ask God that all those involved will be successful in the rescue.”

The plane crash comes at a difficult time for Chile and President Piñera, who has overseen a country displeased with socioeconomic disparity, vast systemic corruption, and other government abuses. All of this has led to almost two months of riots in the capital city of Santiago. 

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13 Dead After Private Plane Crash From Las Vegas To Monterrey After Watching Canelo Alvarez Fight


13 Dead After Private Plane Crash From Las Vegas To Monterrey After Watching Canelo Alvarez Fight

Families are mourning the tragic death of 13 people after a private plane crashed while flying between Las Vegas and Monterrey. Passengers of the plane were in Las Vegas to see a boxing match between Mexican fighter Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez and U.S. fighter Daniel Jacobs. Here’s what we know so far about the people on the plane when it crashed.

Ten passengers and three crew members are dead after a plane crash in northern Mexico.

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The private charter flight was a Bombardier Challenger 601. According to several reports, the group was on the way back to Mexico after watching Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez in a boxing match in Las Vegas.

Alvarez tweeted about the tragic plane crash offering condolences to the families of those who died.

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“I deeply regret the terrible plane accident that left Vegas,” Canelo tweeted. “I really appreciate the support of everyone that travels to my fights. My prayers with the families.”

The plane crashed in a mountainous area over in the municipality of Ocampo in Coahuila.

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The wreckage was discovered during an air search of the area where the plane lost contact. There were two families and three crew members onboard when the plane crashed killing everyone on the plane.

A manifest of the passengers was released and named all of those who died on the flight.

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These are the names and ages of those who died on the flight:

Crew: Pilot Juan Jose Aguilar Talavera, 45, Co-pilot Luis Ovidio Gonzalez Flores, 29, Adriana Monserrat Mejia Sanchez, 29

Passengers: Luis Octavio Reyes Dominguez, 54, Loyda Liliana Luna Larrosa, 49, Jade Paola Reyes Luna, 26, Guillermo Octavio Reyes Luna, 23, Frida Alejandrina Reyes Luna, 19, Ramon Amauri Vela, 57, Martha Isabel Garcia Lagoons, 43, Gary Amauri Vela Garcia, 19, Manuel Alejandro Sepulveda Gonzalez, 25, Monica Leticia Salinas Trevino, 22

Authorities are still investigating the crash. mitú will provide updates as they are revealed.

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