MIRACLE: No One Killed as Passengers Escape Flaming Wreckage of Plane Crash
- Story out of Mexico.
A Mexican passenger jet withabout 100 people on board
went down in high winds, buteveryone on board survived.
As Charlene Aaron reports, somewere even able to walk away.
- On its way to Mexico City,
Aeromexico flight 2431 crashed in a field
shortly after takeoff.
Video from the crashsite looked devastating,
the aircraft ripped open, wings crumpled,
and firefighters trying to control flames.
Survivors say the plane burst into flames
after it hit the ground,but stayed mostly intact.
While 49 people are in thehospital, no one was killed.
Some on the ground arecalling it a miracle.
This woman says she and her son
jumped out of a holein the planes fuselage.
"I unbuckled my sons seatbeltand we got out that way."
Other passengers managedto escape the wreckage
as firefighters race to thescene to put out the fire.
A Catholic priest from Chicagobroke his arm in the crash.
He called his church totell them he survived.
- He tell us that he'sseem more or less okay.
That he's been checkinghow he's doing his body.
Probably has some broken bones.
- [Charlene] The planecarrying 97 passengers
and four crew members, had just taken off
in a blustery storm froman airport in Durango State
when it went down and skidded to a stop.
The state's governor says the pilots
were attempting to abortjust after take off.
But it was too late.
Meanwhile, the planes pilot
is in critical but stable condition.
Joy replacing sorrow,
for what could have been a tragic ending.
- Let me tell you one thing.
Sunday gonna be a lot of peoples
praying and asking for heal.
- [Charlene] Charlene Aaron, CBN News.