2015-10-25 Interjet Sukhoi Superjet collided with walkway at Mexico City
Wilst under tow to the terminal the Superjet hit a passenger walkway resulting in major damage to the nose of the aircraft.
The Superjet was under tow from a hangar to gate #2 alongside Terminal 1 without passengers on board when it failed to stop in time and continued to roll foreward until its nose hit the adjacent walkway of gate #3.
The impact caused serious damage to the cockpit section and the aircraft´s skin.
There were no reported injuries in this occurence and operations at the airport remained unaffected.
The incident is under investigation.
Date: 2015-10-25 Time: 15:00
Location: MMMX MEX Mexico City-Benito Juárez
Flight phase: PBT – Pushback / Towing with engines not in operation
Damage to a/c: substantial
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Type: Sukhoi Superjet 100
Age a/c: 1.9 years
Constr. No.: 95040
Occupants & Casualties
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 1st safety occurence for the operator
- 7th safety occurence of type (Sukhoi SJ)
- 25th safety occurence at Mexico City Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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