Aeromexico B772 near Cancun on May 15th 2015, electrical problems and damaged radome following lightning strike

Last Update: May 18, 2015 / 14:42:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 15, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-1

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
N774AM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Aeromexico Boeing 777-200, registration N774AM performing flight AM-1 from Mexico City (Mexico) to Madrid,SP (Spain), had departed Mexico City at 19:28L (00:28Z May 16th) and was enroute at FL350 about 90nm north of Cancun (Mexico) about 90 minutes into the flight when the crew decided to divert to Cancun due to electrical problems. The aircraft landed safely in Cancun about 30 minutes later.

Passengers reported about 2 hours into the flight the inflight entertainment system failed and the cabin lights extinguished. Cabin crew instructed them to take their seats and keep the seat belts fastened. Upon disembarking the aircraft they noticed the radome of the aircraft showed a large dent.

Another passenger reported that later they were told the aircraft received a lightning strike on departure from Mexico City.

Metars Mexico City:
MMMX 160243Z VRB03KT 10SM SCT020CB BKN080 OVC200 18/11 A3034 NOSIG RMK SLP102 52031 902 8/363 HZY
MMMX 160145Z 07007KT 10SM SCT020CB BKN080 OVC220 17/12 A3031 NOSIG RMK 8/363 HZY
MMMX 160105Z 04014KT 7SM BKN020CB OVC080 18/12 A3027 NOSIG RMK 8/36/ HZY
MMMX 160048Z 03012KT 7SM BKN020CB OVC080 20/13 A3026 NOSIG RMK 60035 8/36/ HZY
MMMX 160045Z 34011KT 7SM BKN020CB OVC080 20/12 A3026NOSIG RMK 8/36/ HZY -RAE42
MMMX 160032Z 30010KT 7SM -RA BKN020CB OVC080 20/12 A3025NOSIG RMK 8/36/ HZY -RAB29
MMMX 160010Z 27010KT 7SM BKN020CB OVC080 21/11 A3024NOSIG RMK 8/36/ HZY -RAE08
MMMX 152354Z 27014KT 7SM -RA BKN020CB OVC080 22/10 A3023 NOSIG RMK 8/36/ HZY -RAB50
MMMX 152246Z 28003KT 7SM SCT020TCU BKN080 23/08 A3020 NOSIG RMK 8/260 HZY
MMMX 152145Z 00000KT 7SM SCT020 BKN080 24/07 A3021 NOSIG RMK 8/230 HZY
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N774AM
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
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 15, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-1

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
N774AM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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