Aeromexico B38M at Mexico City on May 10th 2023, rejected takeoff after operational error

Last Update: May 18, 2023 / 13:23:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 10, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-117

Aircraft Registration
N868AM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

An Aeromexico Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration N868AM performing flight AM-117 from Mexico City to Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), was cleared for takeoff from runway 23R, commenced takeoff and was accelerating through 80 knots over ground when the crew rejected takeoff upon ATC instruction. The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway.

Tower had previously cleared a Viva Aerobus Airbus A321-200, registration XA-VBU performing flight VB-1503 from Nuevo Laredo to Mexico City (Mexico), to land on Mexico City's runway 23L, vacate the runway via taxiway B4 and hold short of runway 23R, which the crew complied with and held short of the runway for more than 4 minutes while several takeoffs commenced. While issuing a series of instructions to various aircraft it appears the tower controller misspoke a callsign seemingly clearing VB-1503 to cross the runway, the crew commenced crossing the runway. Shortly afterwards AM-117 was cleared for takeoff, the VB-1503 crew attempted to radio a warning they were just crossing the runway, the transmission however was partially blocked and not heard. The tower controller became aware of the VB-1503 on the runway and instructed AM-117 to reject takeoff still believing VB-1503 had crossed the runway without clearance.

AM-117 returned to the apron for a check and departed 4 hours after the rejected takeoff.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N868AM
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-8
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B38M
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 10, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-117

Aircraft Registration
N868AM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

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