Durango(Mexico), Aug 1: Heavy hailstorm saw a plane crash on takeoff in northern Mexico, reports said. Many of the passengers were injured but there was no loss of life. Passengers said there was “a strange movement” on takeoff of the Aeromexico airliner and “that was when the accident happened,” Durango Governor Jose Rosas told the Milenio television channel, as quoted by The Times of India. Also Read - Man Suffers Three-Day Erection After Taking Sexual Stimulant Meant For Bulls, Hospitalised

The plane was engulfed in grey smoke and witnesses said about 85 were injured. The plane was carrying 97 passengers and four crew and was headed towards Mexico City, “crashed on takeoff” around 4PM local time, the country’s Transport Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said on Twitter. Emergency services, the Army and the Red Cross were on the scene, said the daily. Also Read - Mexico, US to Hold Meeting on 'Better Cooperation' Against Organised Crime



Meanwhile, The Guardian said some of the injured were in a serious condition but José Rosas Aispuro, the governor of Durango state, said on Twitter that there were no fatalities. “During the first inspection (of the plane wreckage) no bodies were found,” the governor added in an interview with Mexico’s El Financiero. “We hope, God willing that there’s no one there, no bodies.”A spokesman  for the Durango state health ministry said two of the victims were in critical condition. Contacto Hoy, a local news website, reported, “There are many injured but so far everyone is alive.” Also Read - Mexico Asks US Not to Mix North American Free Trade Deal With Politics