2015-10-25 Interjet Sukhoi Superjet collided with walkway at Mexico City

2015-10-25 Interjet Sukhoi Superjet collided with walkway at Mexico City

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
Country: Mexico
Flight phase: PBT – Pushback / Towing with engines not in operation
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.:
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Type: Ground
Operator: Interjet

Type: Sukhoi Superjet 100
Registration: XA-PBA
Age a/c: 1.9 years
Constr. No.: 95040

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Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0 0 0 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

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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