Aeromexico B738 at Mexico City on Sep 5th 2012, dropped winglet

Last Update: March 5, 2013 / 17:07:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 5, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-409

Aircraft Registration
XA-JOY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800, registration XA-JOY performing flight AM-409 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Mexico City (Mexico), was on final approach to Mexico City when the aircraft encountered severe vibrations for about 10 to 14 seconds. The aircraft continued for a safe landing at 18:32L (23:32Z) minus one of the winglets, that had separated from the aircraft.

Following the landing many passengers sent "thanks" messages to the captain of the flight via Twitter, the captain reassuring passengers that only a small part of the aircraft had gone missing.

The aircraft resumed service on Sep 19th 2012.

On Mar 5th 2013 the NTSB reported that there were heavy vibrations observed during the landing roll which resulted in multiple ceiling panels and passenger service units in the aft cabin falling down. Post flight inspection showed most of the left hand winglet missing, the missing parts were recovered from the runway. No injuries occurred, the aircraft sustained minor damage. Mexico's DGAC is investigating, the NTSB has assigned an accredited representative to the investigation as the state of manufacture.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 5, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-409

Aircraft Registration
XA-JOY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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