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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219435
Last updated: 18 September 2019
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Date:12-DEC-2018
Time:c 15:35 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Owner/operator:Aeroméxico
Registration: XA-ADV
C/n / msn: 29930/757
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ/MMTJ) -   Mexico
Phase: Approach
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guadalajara-Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL/M
Destination airport:Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ/MMTJ)
Narrative:
Aeroméxico flight AM770 sustained damage to the nose radome while the aircraft was approaching Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport, Mexico.
Photos of the aircraft show a large dent and tears on the right-hand side of the nose radome along with partial delamination.
The radome had been repaired improperly in 2017. This likely caused it to weaken over time, leading it to collapse as air pressure changed during descent.

Sources:

https://primeraplananoticias.mx/portal/?p=605040
https://diariodeconfianza.mx/contenido/13620
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/xa-adv#1ed82a36
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-30/drone-impact-ruled-out-in-mexico-incident-with-damaged-jetliner


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Dec-2018 19:41 harro Added
16-Dec-2018 18:36 Nickelback Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
30-May-2019 19:24 harro Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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