Aeromexico B772 near San Francisco on Mar 2nd 2013, bomb hoax

Last Update: March 5, 2013 / 23:46:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 2, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-98

Aircraft Registration
N745AM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Aeromexico Boeing 777-200, registration N745AM performing flight AM-98 (dep Mar 1st) from Tijuana (Mexico) to Shanghai Pudong (China) with 247 passengers, was enroute at FL300 about 50nm northeast of San Francisco,CA (USA) about one hour into the flight when the crew decided to return to Tijuana due to a bomb threat. The aircraft landed safely back in Tijuana about 90 minutes later.

A search of the aircraft, passengers and luggage found no traces of explosives.

The aircraft departed again after 3:15 hours on the ground in Tijuana, now with 245 passengers after two decided to not resume the journey, and reached Shanghai with a delay of 12 hours.

Mexican Authorities had received an anonymous phone call indicating that a direct flight from Tijuana to Shanghai carried a bomb to explode over the Pacific Ocean.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N745AM
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
777-2Q8
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 2, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-98

Aircraft Registration
N745AM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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