Date & Time: Jul 31, 2018 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Embraer ERJ-190
Operator:
Registration:
XA-GAL
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Durango – Mexico City
MSN:
190-00173
YOM:
2008
Flight number:
AM2431
Country:
Mexico
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
99
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The takeoff from Durango-Guadalupe Victoria Airport was initiated in poor weather conditions as a thunderstorm just passed over the airport five minutes prior to the accident. While taking off in heavy rain falls from runway 03, the pilot started the rotation and the airplane climbed for several feet when it lost height and struck the runway surface. It overran the runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in flames 380 meters past the runway end. All 103 occupants were evacuated and 49 were treated for various injuries. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were poor with thunderstorm activity, heavy rain falls and strong winds.