Aeromexico B788 near Mexico City on Apr 21st 2022, in flight damage to nose cone and wings

Last Update: April 30, 2022 / 10:14:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 21, 2022

Classification
Accident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-179

Aircraft Registration
N966AM

ICAO Type Designator
B788

An Aeromexico Boeing 787-8, registration N966AM performing flight AM-179 from Tijuana to Mexico City (Mexico), departed Tijuana's runway 27, climbed to FL390 enroute and at 18:50L (23:50Z) entered a number of holds on descent to Mexico City descending from FL270 to FL200 leaving the holds at about 19:15L (00:15Z Apr 22nd). The aircraft landed subsequently on Mexico City's runway 05R at 19:29L (00:29Z).

A post flight inspection revealed damage to the nose cone, left and right wing landing lights and multiple penetrations of flaps presumably caused by ice.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Mexico City more than 8 days later.

Metars:
COR MMMX 220246Z 23013KT 8SM TS BKN020CB BKN080 OVC220 17/09 A3035 NOSIG RMK SLP110 52034 953 60015 8/963 OCNL DROPS BINOVC OCNL LTGICCG 2ND QUAD AND W=
MMMX 220234Z 21013G23KT 8SM TS BKN020CB BKN080 OVC220 17/09 A3035 NOSIG RMK 8/963 OCNL DROPS BINOVC FRQ LTGICCG 2ND QUAD RAE30=
COR MMMX 220150Z 04006KT 7SM -TSRA BKN020CB OVC080 19/12 A3032 NOSIG RMK 8/96/ HZY FRQ LTGICCG 2ND AND 3TH QUAD=
MMMX 220130Z 02004KT 7SM -TSRA BKN020CB OVC080 20/10 A3030 TEMPO 4SM TSRA RMK 8/96/ HZY RAB26 OCNL LTGICCG NE SW W=
MMMX 220058Z 08014KT 8SM TS BKN020CB BKN080 21/09 A3026 TEMPO 4SM TSRA RMK 8/96/ HZY TSB56 OCNL DROPS OCNL LTGICCG 3TH AND 4TH QUAD=
MMMX 220052Z 08012KT 8SM BKN020CB OVC080 22/09 A3026 TEMPO 4SM TSRA RMK 8/96/ HZY VC PCPN 3TH QUAD AND OCNL LTGICCG SW W=
MMMX 220041Z 08012KT 8SM BKN020CB OVC080 23/06 A3024 TEMPO 4SM TSRA RMK 8/96/ HZY VC PCPN 3TH QUAD AND OCNL LTGICCG SW W=
MMMX 212353Z 08014KT 8SM SCT020CB SCT080 25/04 A3023 NOSIG RMK SLP053 57015 910 8/360 HZY CB MOV SE=
MMMX 212321Z 07014KT 8SM SCT020CB SCT080 26/06 A3022 NOSIG RMK 8/360 HZY OCNL DROPS=
MMMX 212250Z 04010KT 8SM SCT020TCU SCT080 28/02 A3020 NOSIG RMK 8/230 HZY=
MMMX 212156Z 09006KT 8SM SCT020 SCT080 27/M01 A3021 NOSIG RMK 8/230 HZY DSNT TCU E=
MMMX 212044Z 02008KT 8SM SCT020 SCT080 28/M01 A3025 NOSIG RMK SLP059 57017 920 8/230 HZY DSNT TCU E S SW=
MMMX 211952Z 01010KT 8SM SCT020 27/01 A3028 NOSIG RMK 8/200 HZY DSNT TCU 2ND AND 3TH QUAD=
MMMX 211842Z 06008KT 7SM FEW025 26/04 A3031 NOSIG RMK 8/200 HZY=
MMMX 211833Z 06008KT 7SM FEW025 27/05 A3032 NOSIG RMK 8/200 HZY=
MMMX 211750Z 04007KT 6SM SKC 25/05 A3034 NOSIG RMK SLP081 57011 907 HZY ISOL MDT CU=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N966AM
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
787-8
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B788
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 21, 2022

Classification
Accident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-179

Aircraft Registration
N966AM

ICAO Type Designator
B788

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