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Jet Smashes Into Airport Walkway

A plane crashed into passenger walkway in Mexico City; airline reports no one was onboard during impact.

An Interjet Sukhoi Superjet 100 struck a passenger walkway at Mexico City International Airport (MEX) on Sunday.

The plane was being towed from the hangar to position two at the terminal when it crashed. The nose was dragged under the walkway; it appears that the brunt of the damage was to the nose and cockpit. Photos surfaced on social media soon after, showing airport workers in high-visibility vests as they surveyed the aftermath. A picture of the view from beneath the walkway was also posted, which offered a closer look at the jet.

Interjet tweeted Sunday evening that no passengers were onboard the aircraft during impact; however it is unclear if anyone was injured. The tweet also stated that the airline would continue its normal operations and had already started investigating the incident.

Flying out of MEX and Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport in Toluca (TLC), Interjet is one of the first regular low-cost airlines in Mexico. The company is headquartered in Mexico City and operates scheduled flights to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America and North America.

Operations began December 1, 2005, with one Airbus A320. It is currently the only Western airline to operate the Russian Superjet and as of May 2015 had 16 SSJ-100s in its fleet, including the one damaged. In total Interjet owns 57 planes and flies to 47 destinations.

[Photo: Twitter]


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zarkov505 October 28, 2015