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AeroMexico 73G Incident At SFO 7/21  
User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6087 posts, RR: 24
Posted (5 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5904 times:

An AeroMexico flight to MEX this morning had a nose gear collapse. Currently the a/c is on the west line on the taxiway between Terminal A and B, blocking gates A-3,5,7. The gear has been pushed backward under the body of the a/c. I will try and get some pics.

As of 820a the fire department has left, but the a/c appears to be un-movable. Keep you post and working on pics.


"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
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User currently offlineDevildog2222 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5686 times:

My dad just drove by the the aircraft and United has some of there maintance guys helping out. They have 6 containers of airbags or what ever you call them and they also have a crane there.

User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5672 times:

i saw it coming into work at 1030. Still between gates A-3-7. Looks like they brought in a small crane to hoist it up. Hopefully they will have it moved before the beginning of the International rush .


John@SFO
User currently offlineDartland From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5418 times:
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Still sitting there as of 1210 local time. Looks like they got the gear out, though.

My VX 319 (351 from BOS) had to be towed into the gate around the plane.


User currently offlineSFOnative From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

Yet to see any word of this in the local bay area online media.

I figured this would have gotten some attention for the fear mongering types.

A little disapointed they are not bringing up the "Is Airline Travel Safe?" debate again.  silly 

But seriously, I have seen dozens of nose gear collapse photos, but for some reason I need a visual of the scene in my own backyard!


User currently offlinePecevanne From Mexico, joined Jun 2004, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4984 times:

Any pics?
some info said the aircraft is seriously damaged.


User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4811 times:

This explains the large vehicle entourage I saw yesterday escorting the AM 738 under tow as it passed by the UA gates yesterday afternoon (most likely heading to the UA MOC). UA was towing the plane at a low speed, along with 3 SFO Airfield Operations vehicles, a Swissport maintenence truck and a UA truck following/escorting it.

I couldn't see anything out of the ordinary as it passed by, it looked fine but I figured something had to be wrong with it if it was in SFO under tow mid-afternoon.



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4783 times:

AM flew a ferry flight into SFO last night to pick up the stranded passengers. They departed this morning to Mexico City.


John@SFO
User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4520 times:



Quoting OH-LGA (Reply 6):
738

Oh, I thought AM was only sending -700Ws to SFO (with the exception of a 767 every now and then). It is a shame, considering that AM does not have many -800s and the ones they have are busy flying to JFK, LIM, MTY, TIJ...



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineOlli From Mexico, joined Mar 2001, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4255 times:



Quoting EddieDude (Reply 8):
Quoting OH-LGA (Reply 6):
738

I read that the plane involved in the incident was XA-NAM and, that registration belongs to a 73G not an 800.

Here is the link: http://avherald.com/h?article=41d0e9f9&opt=0


Best Regards,


User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4176 times:

Ah, you are right. My mistake. I did get the registration but failed to check the precise 737 sub-type.

Yesterday I was also thrown for a loop to see an Aeromexico Connect ERJ-145 taxi by about 230pm, only to find out they just recently started SFO-HMO 5x weekly. I hope they do well on that! From no AM to two AM/AM* flights in a short period of time...



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineNetjetsINTL From United States of America, joined exactly 5 years ago today! , 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 17 hours ago) and read 4011 times:



Quoting Pecevanne (Reply 5):
Any pics?
some info said the aircraft is seriously damaged

serious damage?? seems hard to believe at taxi speeds..... if the engines touch the ground, then the damage could be serious.....


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6087 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (5 years ago) and read 3807 times:

The a/c was a -700. It appears that is was not the fault of the crew in the cockpit or ground. The main gear was fatigued and it snapped. United will be doing the recovery on the a/c, as you have read above it is in their MOC. It appears the link of the nose gear to the a/c body was cracked already and just buckled. Speculation is from either a hard landing not reported or poor maintenance.

Quoting NetjetsINTL (Reply 11):

The a/c was not taxiing, it was still under tow. I have a few pics, but having issues getting them added.

Again all, I'll try and get these pics to upload soon.



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineDevildog2222 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Im guessing the nose gear is already fixed or is it still at the MOC. It doesn't really seem like it should take that long to fix.

User currently offlineOlli From Mexico, joined Mar 2001, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3606 times:



Quoting OH-LGA (Reply 10):
recently started SFO-HMO 5x weekly.

Thanks for the info!. Didn't see that one coming. No advertising at all.

Best Regards,


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 15, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3428 times:



Quoting Olli (Reply 14):
Thanks for the info!. Didn't see that one coming. No advertising at all.

I think I may have seen AM's ad of this and other new routes such as the new MSY-MEX service on the last page of the De Viaje section of the Reforma newspaper one or two weeks ago.

Good luck in SFO AM! I hope they will be able to fill their planes during this summer season. I did MEX-MID yesterday with AM in coach (AM 480 MEX-MID-MIA) and the flight was overbooked. For anyone who cares, yesterday AM had six daily flights to MID from MEX... 4 with EMB-190s and 2 with ERJ145s.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6087 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

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AeroMexico 73G


Here you go gang....



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineOlli From Mexico, joined Mar 2001, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3326 times:



Quoting AS739X (Reply 16):
Here you go gang....

Thanks a lot!

Best Regards,


User currently offlineMayaviaERJ190 From Mexico, joined Jan 2008, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3250 times:



Quoting AS739X (Reply 16):
Here you go gang....

Thank you very very much.



My other plane is an A380.
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