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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 269611
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Date:15-NOV-2021
Time:18:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-852 (WL)
Owner/operator:Aeroméxico
Registration: XA-AMB
MSN: 36703/4496
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 127
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF/KSMF) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF/KSMF)
Destination airport:Guadalajara-Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL/MMGL)
Narrative:
Aeroméxico flight AM789, a Boeing 737-852, suffered a bird strike on departure from Sacramento International Airport, California, USA.
The flight crew elected to enter a holding pattern to burn fuel. A safe landing was made back at Sacramento, 1 hour and 50 minutes after takeoff.

Sources:

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article255855346.html
https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/11/16/smf-plane-strikes-bird-pacific-flyway
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AMX789/history/20211115/0720Z/KSMF/MMGL


Images:

Photo of XA-AMB courtesy AirHistory.net


Miami - International (KMIA / MIA)
14 February 2020; (c) Lewis Grant

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Nov-2021 07:52 harro Added
17-Nov-2021 07:33 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source]

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