Bird strike Serious incident Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner N782AM, Sunday 3 January 2021
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Date:Sunday 3 January 2021
Time:23:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B788 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Registration: N782AM
MSN: 37165/330
Year of manufacture:2015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN) -   Mexico
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN)
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX)
Investigating agency: CIDAIA Mexico
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Aeroméxico flight AM549, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, aborted the takeoff from runway 12L at Cancun Airport, Mexico, following a bird strike to engine no.1 at a speed of 100 knots.
The aircraft taxied back to the terminal and the flight was cancelled.

Discontinuation of takeoff run due to bird (Ocellated Turkey) in engine number one causing internal engine damage, due to decreased vigilance for the presence of birds."
Contributing factors:
Presence of bird on the runway

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIDAIA Mexico
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

04-Jan-2021 10:47 harro Added
04-Jan-2021 10:48 harro Updated [Operator, Location, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Feb-2022 17:35 srod Updated [Source]
25-Feb-2022 17:39 harro Updated [Damage, Narrative, Accident report]

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