Aeromexico Passenger On Everyone Surviving Plane Crash: 'It Was A Total Miracle'

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Ramin Parsa, one of the 103 survivors of Flight 2431, which crashed last week en route to Mexico City.
Ramin Parsa of Los Angeles hugs a woman and her two children who were fellow passengers aboard Aeromexico flight 2431, as they meet again at an office where U.S. citizens who lost their passports in the crash were receiving help from a consular official, in Durango, Mexico Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

Nearly a dozen people who survived an Aeromexico jetliner crash last week are now suing the airline. Flight 2431 was leaving Durango, Mexico, bound for Mexico City when it crashed shortly after takeoff with more than 100 people on board. The cause is still being investigated.

The most remarkable thing about the crash, though: All 103 passengers and crew survived.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Ramin Parsa (@ramin_parsa) of Los Angeles, one of the survivors.

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On an audio clip recorded during the crash in which he can be

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