No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

An Aeromexico jetliner taking off in a blustery storm smashed down into a nearby field but skidded to a stop virtually intact, and all 103 people aboard were able to escape advancing flames before fire engulfed the aircraft.

Passengers expressed gratitude to be alive, but many were extremely shaken after the crash Tuesday afternoon.

“It was really, really ugly,” said Lorenzo Nunez, a passenger from Chicago who fled the plane with his two sons and wife. “It burned in a question of seconds,” he told reporters, snapping his fingers for emphasis.

Survivors said the Embraer 190 plane burst into flames right after it hit the ground. (AP)

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<p>In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Photo: Red Cross Durango via AP) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Photo: Red Cross Durango via AP)

<p>In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash, at the airport baggage area in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Red Cross Durango via AP) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash, at the airport baggage area in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Red Cross Durango via AP)

<p>Picture showing the wreckage of a plane (C) that crashed with 97 passengers and four crew on board on take off at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, on July 31, 2018. – Dozens of Picture showing the wreckage of a plane (C) that crashed with 97 passengers and four crew on board on take off at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, on July 31, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Alcantar/Kevin Alcantar Drones Durango/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

Picture showing the wreckage of a plane (C) that crashed with 97 passengers and four crew on board on take off at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, on July 31, 2018. – Dozens of Picture showing the wreckage of a plane (C) that crashed with 97 passengers and four crew on board on take off at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, on July 31, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Alcantar/Kevin Alcantar Drones Durango/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash, as they walk away from the crash site in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Red Cross Durango via AP) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash, as they walk away from the crash site in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Red Cross Durango via AP)

<p>Firefighters douse a fire as smoke billows above the site where an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed in Mexico’s northern state of Durango, July 31, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo: Proteccion Civil Durango via Reuters) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

Firefighters douse a fire as smoke billows above the site where an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed in Mexico’s northern state of Durango, July 31, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo: Proteccion Civil Durango via Reuters)

<p>In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Red Cross Durango via AP) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Red Cross Durango via AP)

<p>Fire engines are seen near the wreckage of a plane (out of frame) that crashed with 97 passengers and four crew on board on take off at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, on July 31, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Alcantar/Kevin Alcantar Drones Durango/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

Fire engines are seen near the wreckage of a plane (out of frame) that crashed with 97 passengers and four crew on board on take off at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, on July 31, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Alcantar/Kevin Alcantar Drones Durango/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Red Cross Durango via AP) </p>
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In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Red Cross Durango via AP)

<p>Firefigters and rescue personnel work at the site where an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed in Mexico’s northern state of Durango, July 31, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo: Proteccion Civil Durango via Reuters) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

Firefigters and rescue personnel work at the site where an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed in Mexico’s northern state of Durango, July 31, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo: Proteccion Civil Durango via Reuters)

<p>A handout photo made available by the Civil Protection State Coordination (CPCE) shows emergency personnel at the site where an Aeromexico plane crashed, helping passengers, in Durango, Mexico, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Handout/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

A handout photo made available by the Civil Protection State Coordination (CPCE) shows emergency personnel at the site where an Aeromexico plane crashed, helping passengers, in Durango, Mexico, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Handout/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Rescue personnel work at the site where an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed in Mexico’s northern state of Durango, July 31, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media.(Photo: Proteccion Civil Durango via Reuters) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

Rescue personnel work at the site where an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed in Mexico’s northern state of Durango, July 31, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media.(Photo: Proteccion Civil Durango via Reuters)

<p>A Boeing 737-800 aeroplane of Aeromexico is seen at Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico City, Mexico, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Carlos Jasso/Reuters) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

A Boeing 737-800 aeroplane of Aeromexico is seen at Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico City, Mexico, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

<p>A man is helped into a car outside the Durango Airport after an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed right after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango, July 31, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo: Contacto Hoy via Reuters) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

A man is helped into a car outside the Durango Airport after an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed right after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango, July 31, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo: Contacto Hoy via Reuters)

<p>A handout photo made available by the Civil Protection State Coordination (CPCE) shows the site where an Aeromexico plane crashed, in Durango, Mexico, July 31, 2018. 101 people were reported to be on board. No official casualty report has been released. (Photo: Handout/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

A handout photo made available by the Civil Protection State Coordination (CPCE) shows the site where an Aeromexico plane crashed, in Durango, Mexico, July 31, 2018. 101 people were reported to be on board. No official casualty report has been released. (Photo: Handout/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Ambulances are seen at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, after a plane carrying 97 passengers and four crew crashed during take off on July 31, 2018. (Photo: Lulu Murillo/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

Ambulances are seen at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, after a plane carrying 97 passengers and four crew crashed during take off on July 31, 2018. (Photo: Lulu Murillo/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A logo of Aeromexico is pictured inside Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico City, Mexico, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Carlos Jasso/Reuters) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

A logo of Aeromexico is pictured inside Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico City, Mexico, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

<p>A Boeing 737-700 aeroplane of Aeromexico is seen before landing at the Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico City, Mexico, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Carlos Jasso/Reuters) </p>
No fatalities in Mexican plane crash

A Boeing 737-700 aeroplane of Aeromexico is seen before landing at the Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico City, Mexico, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

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