Passengers escape death from Aeromexico jet crash

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Dozens of passenger have survived a packed Aeromexico jet which crashed right after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango on Tuesday.

The mid-sized jet was almost full, with 103 people including two infants and four crew members on board, when it crashed at about 4 p.m. local time (2100 GMT), authorities said. Passengers and crew jumped to safety before the plane was engulfed in flames.

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Though many sustained injuries, authorities said most were not seriously hurt and there were no fatalities.

Passenger Jackeline Flores told reporters the plane crashed shortly after taking off in heavy rain. She and her daughter escaped from a hole in the fuselage as the aircraft filled up with smoke and flames, she said.

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Flores who reviewed that her passport and documents burned in the fire, expresses gratefulness to God for survival.

“I feel blessed and grateful to God,” she said.

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