2016-07-13 Aeromexico + Interjet runway incursion at Merida
The Aeromexico 737 was forced to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision with a Interjet A320 on the runway at Merida. A collision was averted.
Interjet flight Aeromexico flight 4O 2526 from Mexico City just landed on runway 10 at Lic manuel Crescencio Rejon International Airport, near Merida, Mexico. Because of a lack of taxiway support, the A320 was instructed to make a turnaround at the end of the runway and to backtrack runway 28 for about 1400 Meters to vacate the runway via the next available taxiway „Bravo“ to the left.
At the same time Aeromexico flight AM 421 to Mexico City was cleared for line-up on the same runway.
For reasons yet to be investigated, the air traffic controller likely gave a clearance to the Boeing 737, that supposedly was a take-off clearance despite the Airbus A320 was still on the runway.
The Aeromexico pilots acknowledged and began their take-off run until the pilots realized there was another aircraft on ahead of them.
The take-off was intantly aborted and the pilots braked heavily to avoid a collision. No collision occured.
The alledged conversation between ATC and the pilots
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The the time of the occurence it were daylight conditions and local weather consisted of sufficient visibility to see all parts of any runway from the control tower.
Merida’s main runway 10 / 28 is 3200 m (10498 ft) in lengh.
The serious incident is undr investigation by mexican authorities.
METAR Merida Airport (MMMD):
METAR MMMD 131446Z 12012KT 8SM FEW025 SCT150 27/24 A2998 RMK 8/530 RTS=
METAR MMMD 131548Z 13012KT 7SM BKN015 OVC300 32/25 A3007 RMK 8/107 HZY MDT CU=
Date: 2016-07-13 Time: 10:32
Location: MMMD MID Merida
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: none
Flight no.: AM 421
From: MMMD/MID: Merida To: MMMX/MEX: Mexico City-Benito Juárez
Flight no.: 4O 2526
From: MMMX/MEX: Mexico City-Benito Juárez To: MMMD/MID: Merida
Type: Boeing 737-700
Age a/c: 9,6 years
Constr. No.: 35117
Type: Airbus A320
Age a/c: 16,4 years
Constr. No.: 1179
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JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 3rd safety occurence for the operator (Interjet)
- 17th safety occurence for the operator (Aeromexico)
- 509th safety occurence of type (A320)
- 98th safety occurence of type (B737-700)
- 3rd safety occurence at Merida Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question(XA-MTY)
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question(EI-DRD)
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