On Tuesday 31 July at approximately 1600 local time, an Aeromexico Airlines Embraer ERJ-190AR jetliner, XA-GAL (SN 190-173) and flying as flight AM2431, crashed while taking off from runway 03 at General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in the northwest Mexican state of Durango. The flight was bound for Mexico City, roughly 550 miles southeast of Durango, with 99 passengers and four crew members on board. Reports coming from the crash site indicate 85 of the 103 souls on board were injured, two of them critically, but relatively few and minor burns and no deaths have been reported.The airport was closed after the accident occurred. Aeromeico commented, “Our first priority is to ensure the security of our passengers and crew on board this aircraft. We deeply regret this accident and the families of all those affected are in our thoughts. We’re focused on dealing with the situation and are doing everything necessary to assist the families of our passengers and crew during this difficult time.” An investigation into the crash is ongoing.