2016-03-31 Aeromexico E-170 lands at wrong airport in Monterrey

2016-03-31 Aeromexico E-170 lands at wrong airport in Monterrey

2016-03-31 Aeromexico E-170 lands at wrong airport in Monterrey


The aircraft mistakenly landed at Norte Airport instead of Monterrey International. Fortunately the landing was safely done without any conflicting traffic situations. The flight later landed safely at its intended destination.

In fading daylight but good visibility, Aeromexico Connect flight 2268 was on approach to Monterrey International Airport, due for a landing from the west on runway 11.

Somehow the Embraer Jet landed on runway 11 of Del Norte Airport, about 8 miles to the northwest of their destination.

The landing was uneventful, and no other traffic or ground vehicle was in the way. The landing runway at Del Norte Airport is only 1500 meters in lengh compared to 3000 meters at the International Airport.

The aircraft departed del Norte Airport about 10 minutes later and landed safely on International Airport.

The license of both pilots was suspended by the mexican Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) while the investigation is ongoing.

METAR Monterry Intl Airport (MMMY):

01/04/2016 03:43->
METAR MMMY 010343Z 10005KT 15SM FEW090 26/10 A2967 RMK 8/070
01/04/2016 02:41->
METAR MMMY 010241Z 11005KT 15SM BKN090 29/11 A2965 RMK SLP020
 51010 969 8/070=

Date: 2016-03-31 Time: 21:15
Location: MMAN Monterrey Intl
Country: Mexico
Flight phase: APR – Initial Approach (IFR), Final Approach, all Circuit Patterns, Missed Approach/Go-Around
Damage to a/c: none

Flight no.: 5D 2268
From: MMQT/QRO: Queretaro To: MMMY/MTY: Monterrey General Mariano Escobedo
Type: Passenger
Operator: Aeromexico Connect

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Embraer E-170
Registration: XA-ACQ
Age a/c: 12.2 years
Constr. No.: 17000042

Occupants & Casualties

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

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 6th safety occurence for the operator
  • 27th safety occurence of type (E-170)
  • 1st safety occurence at Monterrey Norte Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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