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AeroMexico flight 2431 crashes at Durango, Mexico

Crashed on takeoff at Durango (Mexico) on July 31, 2018

AeroMexico Connect flight AM 2431 operating from Durango, Mexico to Mexico City on July 31, 2018 with Embraer 190 XA-GAL (above) crashed while attempting to takeoff from Durango and overran the runway and burned. The 99 passengers and four crew members were able to exit the burning aircraft. The aircraft is destroyed.

The flight was attempting to takeoff in heavy rain. Downdraft?

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49 people were hospitalized.

Two people, including one crew member, are in critical but stable condition.

AeroMexico issued this updated statement:

We deeply regret the events of this Tuesday evening involving flight AM 2431 from Durango bound for Mexico City.

This is a very difficult day for passengers, pilots, flight attendants, families, and loved ones of all those affected by this accident; as well as for our Aeromexico family and Mexico at large.

During a press conference the CEO of Grupo Aeromexico, Andres Conesa, expressed, “Our heart is with those affected and their families. We are deeply saddened and moved by this incident, and we would like to reiterate, first of all, that the Grupo Aeromexico family extends its support, thoughts, and prayers to those affected and their families. We are doing everything in our power to assist them.”

Aboard the aircraft were 88 adult passengers, nine minors, two infants and four crew members, as well as two pilots and two flight attendants. At present time no human losses have been reported thanks to the prompt action of the crew and passengers. The safety of our passengers is our first priority. Our more than 14,000 employees are wholly committed to the well-being of passengers and their families.

The aircraft involved was an Embraer 190 with registration XA-GAL, manufactured in 2008 and has been operated as part of our fleet since 2014.

At the moment, our priority is to address the needs of those affected and their families by taking the following actions:

  1. Providing attention and care for passengers and crew in nearby medical facilities.
  2. The Aeromexico Emergency Response Team is already in the accident zone and is focused on assisting passengers and their families.
  3. We have made free transportation available to relatives of affected passengers in Durango. To this end, a telephone helpline has been established at +52 (55) 51 33 40 59 in Mexico and 1 866 205 4084 from abroad.

We are closely collaborating with the relevant authorities, particularly with the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGAC), to establish the cause of this accident.

On behalf of the company, Andres Conesa especially thanked the crew for their professional actions, along with the Federal and State authorities, whom from the first minute have supported the rescue and assistance efforts. Moreover, he also thanked the employees for their professionalism and prompt response, as well as other airlines that have expressed their solidarity.

Lastly, we would like to reaffirm that we are focused 100% on doing everything in our power for the well-being of passengers and their families.

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Top Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Connect Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW XA-GAL (msn 19000173) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942978.

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AeroMexico to add Leon – Detroit flights

AeroMexico Connect Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-FAC (msn 19000234) MIA (Brian McDonough). Image: 925858.

Aeromexico, in partnership with Delta Air Lines, will launch new nonstop service between Detroit and Leon, Mexico, beginning on April 30.

Service on this new route will be operated by Aeromexico using Embraer 190 aircraft with 99 passenger seats, including 11 in Clase Premier, three days a week.

Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Connect Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-FAC (msn 19000234) MIA (Brian McDonough). Image: 925858.

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Delta, AeroMexico announce nonstop service between Atlanta and Queretaro

AeroMexico Connect Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-ACJ (msn 19000531) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 922941.

Delta and its partner AeroMexico, launched their new nonstop service between Atlanta and Queretaro, Mexico, on November 1.

The Atlanta-Queretaro route will be operated using Embraer 190 aircraft with 99 passenger seats, including 11 in Clase Premier—AeroMexico’s Business Class cabin—with the following schedules:

Departure Arrival Frequency
Atlanta-Queretaro* AM 2711 8:36 p.m. 11:23 p.m. Daily
Queretaro-Atlanta* AM 2710: 6:30 a.m. 10:53 a.m. Daily

 

In the framework of this celebration, AeroMexico also announced the beginning of its new Monterrey-Atlanta service uniting two of the leading hubs in North America.

*Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice.

Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Connect Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-ACJ (msn 19000531) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 922941.

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AeroMexico to start Mexico City – Cozumel flights

AeroMexico (Mexico City) has announced the beginning of its new daily AeroMexico Connect service between Mexico City and Cozumel starting on October 1 with Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets.

Cozumel becomes the 46th destination AM serves in Mexico.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) XA-YLI (msn 145400) approaches the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

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AeroMexico announces a new route to Managua, Nicaragua

AeroMexico (Mexico City) has announced the beginning of its new service with six weekly flights between its Mexico City hub and Managua.

This is the sixth destination in Central America and its 16th in Latin America.

The new AeroMexico Connect route will be served with six weekly flights with 76-seat Embraer 170 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Rurik Enriquez/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 170-100SU XA-ACP (msn 17000019) arrives in Mexico City.

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Embraer delivers the 1,100 E-Jet

AeroMexico connect ERJ 190-100 XA-GAW (06-110 E-Jets)(Grd) MEX (Embraer)(LRW)

Embraer delivered the 1,100th E-Jet production aircraft on December 10 during a ceremony held in the AeroMexico hangar, at the Benito Juárez International Airport, in Mexico City. The aircraft, an ERJ 190 model, is also the 200th aircraft from the E-Jet family flying in Latin America.

AeroMexico operates a fleet of 62 Embraer jets through its regional brand and subsidiary, AeroMexico Connect (Aerolitoral): 27 ERJ 190s, six ERJ 170s, three ERJ 175s, and 26 ERJ 145s.

The first delivery of an E -Jet in Latin America occurred in 2005. Currently, eight airlines, from seven countries, operate the E-Jets in the region, where Embraer is the leader in the segment of jets up to 130 seats, with a 70% market share.

In June 2013, Embraer launched the second generation of the E-Jets family – the E-Jets E2 – the first of which is slated to enter service in 2018.

Copyright Photo: Embraer. The pictured ERJ 190-100LR XA-GAW (msn 19000679) carries a special “1100 E-Jets” emblem.

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AeroMexico starts nonstop Monterrey-New York flights

AeroMexico (Mexico City) has started new daily and nonstop service to Monterrey, Mexico from New York (JFK) on Embraer 190 jet airliners with 99 passenger seats, 11 of which are in Clase Premier, AeroMexico’s business class cabin.

This new route is in addition of AeroMexico’s five daily flights from New York (JFK) to Mexico City – one in codeshare with Delta Air Lines – and to its daily nonstop service to Cancun.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-EAC (msn 19000145) arrives in Los Angeles.

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