On July 31, 2018, an Aeromexico plane crash in Durango, Mexico, left dozens of people with injuries. Miraculously, no fatalities were reported.
The Embraer 190 aircraft, operating as AM2431, was transporting passengers from Durango to Mexico City when the plane lost two engines and crashed at around 4:00 p.m. local time. According to media reports, Aeromexico Flight 2431 departed in severe weather, which included strong winds and rain.
Airlines, crewmembers, and air traffic control have a duty to put safety above all else. If Aeromexico or air traffic control negligently put lives in danger, passengers may pursue compensation against the negligent party (or parties).
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Board-certified trial lawyer Ronald L.M. Goldman represented the families of victims who were killed in the 1986 Aeromexico Flight 498 mid-air collision in Cerritos, California, securing justice and compensation on their behalf. The crash was the deadliest in the airline’s history.
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Aeromexico Flight 2431 Crashed Shortly After Takeoff in Durango
Flight AM2431 crashed immediately after takeoff at around 4:00 pm local time at General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport. According to multiple passengers, the plane appeared to be battling heavy wind and rain as it hit the ground twice before coming to a stop off the edge of the runway. Passenger Ashley Garcia noted that the wings were shaking prior to takeoff.
“I was like: We are not about to take off. This is insane,” she said.
All 103 people on board evacuated using emergency slides, escaping the airplane before it was engulfed in flames.
The Embraer 190 carried 99 passengers—including 9 children and 2 infants—and 4 crewmembers. Of those, dozens were injured, with at least two in critical condition.
According to the U.S. State Department, at least 65 U.S. citizens were aboard AM2431.
Embraer 190 Plane Attempted Takeoff in Stormy Weather
Durango Governor Jose Rosas Aispuro said weather might have been a factor in the crash, noting the heavy winds at the time the plane took off. Some passengers told news outlets they did not think the plane would leave, given the severe weather, and were surprised when the plane began taxiing.
The aircraft was manufactured by Embraer and has been in Aeromexico’s fleet since 2014.
Representing Victims of Aeromexico Flight AM2431
If you or a loved one was affected by Aeromexico Flight 2431, you need an experienced aviation attorney to represent your interests.
The law firm of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman has represented more than a thousand people around the world who have been affected by plane crashes and other mass disasters, both domestic and international. We have extensive experience investigating major international plane crashes and will work ceaselessly to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.