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Aeromexico jet crashes after takeoff in northern Mexico, officials say

An Aeromexico jet crashed after takeoff in the northern state of Durango, Mexico, on Tuesday.

No one was killed in the accident and all 103 people aboard Flight 2431 were found, Gov. José R. Aispuro said. 

In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018.  (Red Cross Durango via AP)

The governor added that 49 people had been hospitalized, noting that some passengers got out on their own, while other wandered back to the nearby airport.

“The most seriously injured is the pilot,” Israel Solano Mejia, director of the Durango state civil defense office, told Foro TV. “The majority of passengers left (the plane) under their own power.”

Aeromexico said there were 97 passengers and four crew members aboard Flight 2431.  (Civil Defense Office of Durango Photo via AP)

Aeromexico initially said 97 passengers and four crew members were aboard the plane, but the governor said there were actually 103 people on the plane and that two minors had not been included in the first tally.

The incident involved Flight 2431 aboard the Embraer 190 aircraft. Mejia said the plane “made it off the ground, but fell nose-first.”

Aispuro said Tuesday that the airliner was hit by a wind gust as it left the runway just before it crashed.

Rescue workers and firefighters are seen at the site where an Aeromexico airliner has suffered an “accident” in a field near the airport of Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018.  (Civil Defense Office of Durango Photo via AP))

According to FlightAware, the Aeromexico flight took off on time at 3:08 p.m. local time. It was headed to Mexico City, where it was scheduled to land at 4:38 p.m.

Officials and witnesses differ on whether the plane either fell shortly after takeover or ran off the runway without really gaining altitude. But they agree the plane was trying to take off during a storm.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Nicole Darrah covers breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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