Aeromexico E190 at Mexico City on Sep 14th 2022, rejected takeoff due to runway incursion by helicopter rehearsal

Last Update: September 15, 2022 / 16:22:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 14, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-874

Destination
Merida, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
XA-BAC

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

An Aeromexico Embraer ERJ-190, registration XA-BAC performing flight AM-874 from Mexico City Felipe Angeles to Merida (Mexico), was accelerating for takeoff from Mexico City's runway 04C when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 80 knots over ground). The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway.

The crew told the passengers that they needed to reject due to the presence of helicopters near the end of the runway. They would perform another takeoff, but now needed to wait until the rehearsal of the helicopters was finished.

The aircraft, which had taxied to the runway with a delay of about 30 minutes for the first attempt to depart, stopped at the hold short point runway 04C for about 30 minutes, then departed in the second attempt and reached Merida with a delay of about one hour.

The airline confirmed the aircraft performed a rejected takeoff at low speed, an investigation of the facts is under way.

The airport stated that surveillance cameras are being used to establish the facts. The helicopters were practising for the Parade due on Sep 16th 2022.

Passenger videos show three helicopters flying in close formation near the aircraft.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 14, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-874

Destination
Merida, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
XA-BAC

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

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