Aeromexico B738 at Mexico City on Jul 16th 2017, rejected takeoff due to tyre damage, evacuation

Last Update: July 17, 2017 / 15:36:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-698

Aircraft Registration
XA-ZAM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800, registration XA-ZAM performing flight AM-698 from Mexico City (Mexico) to Boston,MA (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Mexico City's runway 05R when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 155 knots over ground). The aircraft slowed safely and was vacating the runway when a large plume of smoke was seen rising from below the aircraft prompting the crew to stop the aircraft on the adjacent taxiway, clear of the runway, and initiate an emergency evacuation via slides.

The airline reported all passengers and crew were safe after tyre damage (puncture) forced the crew to reject takeoff.

The airport reported the smoke was the result of brakes overheating.

Smoke rising from the underside of the aircraft (Photo: Martín Paredes):


The damaged tyre causing the rejected takeoff (Photo: A21):
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeromexico

Flight number
AM-698

Aircraft Registration
XA-ZAM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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