Mexico plane crash: Investigators find 'black box' flight recorders
| Updated Aug 02, 2018 at 10:21am
Lorenzo Nunez described a "strong explosion" moments after take off
Investigators have found the flight recorders from an Aeroméxico flight, which crashed in Mexico's northern Durango state on Tuesday.
All 103 passengers and crew on board survived, but 97 were injured - two seriously.
A plane's flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder - known as the "black boxes" - often hold vital clues to the moments before an incident.
At present, it is unclear exactly what downed flight AM2431.
The plane had taken off during stormy weather, and fell to earth near the runway just moments later. All those aboard managed to escape before it caught fire.
"The impact was very strong. We wanted to think it was a lightning strike," Chicago resident and passenger Lorenzo Nunez told Reuters news agency. "It was terrible, absolutely terrible."
Airline Aeroméxico tweeted on Wednesday that 64 people had been released from hospital.
SOURCE: BBC NEWS