A teenager who survived the terrifying Aeromexico plane crash revealed the heart skipping moment which will be disturbing for a few.
The footage was recorded by the 17-year-old Ashley Garcia who was on board. It shows the wing of the aircraft as it travels through heavy rain.
The camera jolts and a bright, piercing flash can be seen which looks like an explosion. People can be heard screaming and the video stops until the high school student is outside.
The passengers used the emergency slides before the aircraft burned out leaving many injured. Apparently, a strong wind brought down the flight.
Ashley, who lives in Durango, Mexico, said: “I was on my way to Mexico City when my plane taking off from Durango crashed.
“The experience was pretty indescribable, it felt surreal but all I could think about was getting out safely.”
She informed that she and her fellow passengers were quickly taken to safety by the flight attendants.
She added: “I tried to remain calm and just followed where everyone was heading which was towards the exit at the back of the airplane.
“Afterwards we all tried getting as far away from the airplane and staying together until we got further information on what to do.
“Well there was a lot of people asking for our names and ages and just asking us what hurt or where we had gotten injured.
“They treated the people who were the worst first and afterwards treated everyone the way they needed to.”
Durango Gov. Jose Aispuro said: “The control tower noticed strong wind currents, and this could have caused the accident.”
According to reports, the left wing of the twin-engine jet first touched the ground which resulted in losing of the both the engines. The plane then skidded off the runway at General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport, stopping about 300 metres (1,000 feet) away.
Andres Conesa, the chief executive of Aeromexico, said: “Our heart is with those affected and their families.
“We are deeply saddened by this incident, and we would like to assure everyone that Group Aeromexico (is) offering its support, thoughts and prayers to those affected and their families.
“We are doing everything in our reach to assist them and their families.”
There were 99 passengers on board, which included 9 children and two infants, and four crew members. Of those, 49 people were hospitalized, including the pilot and a passenger who are in a critical but stable condition.
Watch the video below: