All Passengers Survive Plane Crash in Mexico
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All 103 passengers and crew members have survived a plane crash in Mexico.
The Aeromexico-operated jet had just taken off Tuesday in the Mexican state of Durango when it smashed into the ground near the runway. All the people on board survived the crash and were able to escape before the plane fully caught fire.
Nearly everyone suffered some injuries, Mexican officials say. Most of the injuries were minor. But the pilot and one young passenger remain in critical condition.
Some of the survivors have posted pictures and videos on social media. Twitter user Ashley Garcia posted a video she took right before and during the crash. People can be heard shouting in fear. The video also shows the passengers walking away from the fiery plane after they escaped.
Another survivor tweeted that it was the "scariest moment of my life... never thought this would happen to me."
Alberto Herrera of Chicago, Illinois, was on the plane. He told the Associated Press that a strong burst of wind and hail hit the plane and pushed it back to the ground.
"The higher up we went into the storm the heavier the hail got and more wind got to us," he said. "Then all of a sudden the plane starts rocking and it starts seriously, seriously moving around and then hitting the ground."
Herrera and other survivors said the plane burst into flames right after it hit the ground.
"We felt the flames coming quickly...there was a lot of smoke," Jaquelin Flores told the newspaper El Sol.
Romulo Campuzano, the head of a political party in Durango state, told Foro TV that both wings were on fire as he and other passengers escaped from the plane.
Officials say it is too early to say what caused the crash, but investigators are expected to look into wind shear as a possibility. That is when there is a difference in the speed or direction of wind over a short distance in the atmosphere.
Aeromexico chief Andres Conesa described the day as "very difficult" and credited the timely reaction of crew and passengers for their survival.
Conesa said the passengers included 88 adults, nine children and two babies. The crew consisted of two flight attendants and two pilots.
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墨西哥官员称，几乎所有人都受了伤。大多数伤者伤势较轻 。不过，飞行员和一名年轻乘客仍然情况危急 。
一些幸存者在社交媒体上发布了照片和视频。推特用户阿什利·加西亚（Ashley Garcia）发布了一段在坠机前以及期间拍摄的视频 。视频中可以听到人们恐惧地大声喊叫 。这段视频还显示，乘客们逃离后远离了那架燃烧着的飞机 。
来自伊利诺伊州芝加哥的阿尔贝托·埃雷拉（Alberto Herrera）也在失事的飞机上。他告诉美联社，一阵大风和冰雹击中了飞机，将其推至地面 。
“我们感觉火势很快会蔓延……机身已经四处冒烟，”杰奎琳弗·洛里斯（Jaquelin Flores）对《El Sol》报纸说道。