Aeromexico Plane Crash Reported Near Durango, Mexico

UPDATE: 6:22 p.m. ET—Durango Governor Jose R. Aispuro confirmed on Twitter that there were no deaths in Tuesday's Aeromexico plane crash near Durango, Mexico.

Multiple agencies were involved in assisting the injured, though it was unclear how many people were injured or what the extent of their injuries was. The plane was carrying 97 passengers and four crew members when it crashed.

UPDATE: 6:02 p.m. ET—The plane involved in Tuesday's crash near Durango, Mexico, "collapsed" at approximately 4:00 p.m. local time, Secretary of Communications and Transportation Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said on Twitter.

The plane was carrying 97 passengers and four crew members, Esparza confirmed. It was unclear what the extent of injuries or fatalities was.

UPDATE: 5:48 p.m. ET—Aeromexico confirmed the plane that crashed on Tuesday was Flight 2431, an Embraer 190 aircraft with the capacity for 100 passengers. It was flying from Durango to Mexico City.

"We are working to gather additional information and will provide more details as they become available and confirmed," Aeromexico said. "Our priority is to guarantee the safety of the clients and crew on board."

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he instructed the National Defense, the National System of Civil Protection and the Office of Communications and Transportation to collaborate in the rescue efforts.

El #Vuelo2431 cubría la ruta Durango - Ciudad México, operado por un avión Embraer 190 con capacidad para 100 pasajeros.

— Aeroméxico (@Aeromexico) July 31, 2018

Original story:

Aeromexico confirmed on Twitter it was aware of an accident involving one of its planes near Durango, Mexico, on Tuesday. The airline offered few details but said it was working to verify the information and get additional details.

Aeroméxico ha tenido conocimiento de un accidente en Durango y estamos trabajando para verificar la información y obtener detalles. Siga nuestros canales oficiales de comunicación para mayor información.

— Aeroméxico (@Aeromexico) July 31, 2018

The plane apparently took off from the Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in Durango, according to Mexican newspaper Excelsior. Initial reports said it crashed shortly after takeoff. It was unclear exactly what type of plane it was or how many passengers it was carrying. Aeromexico has a variety of aircraft in service, including Boeing 737 MAX, Dreamliner and B737-800. The airline did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for information.

Jose R. Aispuro, the constitutional governor of the state of Durango, also wrote about the accident on Twitter. He said there were not yet any official figures of the injured or dead but that he asked security and emergency departments to head to the scene.

Photos and videos posted on social media showed thick plumes of black smoke rising from what appeared to be the scene of the crash. Durango is located in the northwest part of Mexico.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

An Aeromexico plane sits on the tarmac at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico, January 18, 2013. Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images