Aeroméxico Boeing 737 hits utility truck after landing at Los Angeles

On the 20th of May, an Aeroméxico Boeing 737 operating flight AM642 from Mexico City to Los Angeles, hit a utility truck while taxiing after landing, causing the vehicle to tip over.

Eight people have reportedly been injured, but nobody is in a critical condition. None of the 146 passengers and crew onboard were injured, but a passenger said he felt slight pain after leaving the aircraft.

Copyright: Joe Studley on Twitter.

The 737 landed normally on Runway 25L and was taxiing to the terminals when the right hand wing hit and toppled the utility truck. The aircraft left the runway at H8 and then crossed runway 25R via taxiway P. The collision occurred just after it had crossed taxiway B near the intersection of taxiways P and C.

Map (Graphics: AVH/Google Earth)
The location of the incident ©The AvHerald/Google Earth

The aircraft sustained minor damage and was able to proceed to its assigned gate, where all passengers disembarked normally.

The damage to the wing (Photo: Stephanie Martinez)
Damage to the right hand wing ©Stephanie Martinez
Copyright: Joe Studley

The aircraft involved in the incident was 3 year old Boeing 737-852(WL) XA-AML (MSN 36707), leased from AWAS. The aircraft is configured in a C16Y144 layout and is powered by 2x CFM International CFM56-7B27E turbofans.

Aeroméxico flight AM642 is scheduled passenger flight from Mexico City-Benito Juárez Int’l (MEX/MMMX) to Los Angeles Int’l (LAX/KLAX), with a scheduled flight time of 4 hours and 5 minutes.

 

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