MEXICO CITY: A jetliner trying to land in Mexico Metropolis aborted its strategy on the final second to avoid hitting a plane taxiing on the runway, an airline official stated Sunday (Could 8).
Video circulating on social media confirmed the near-miss involving two Airbus jets belonging to low-cost Mexican provider Volaris Saturday night time at Benito Juarez Airport, the busiest in Latin America.
The airline didn’t disclose the flight numbers, actual mannequin of plane or what number of passengers had been aboard.
“Thanks to the coaching of our pilots … no passenger or crew member was in danger throughout the incident reported the night time of Could 7,” Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranea wrote on Twitter.
Mexican information organisations stated Victor Hernandez Sandoval, a senior communications ministry official who redesigned air site visitors patterns over the sprawling metropolis so it might function two airports, had tendered his resignation.
The video reveals one plane about to land when it all of a sudden pulls up to avoid hitting the jetliner taxiing on the bottom.
Due to saturation on the present facility, the earlier authorities started building of a second airport in Texcoco, a suburb of the town.
However President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador scrapped that plan after taking workplace in favor of turning an present army base into an airport. It’s now working on a restricted foundation, with a couple of flights on primarily home routes.
Aviation consultants have questioned the concept of working two airports in a metropolis surrounded by mountains and positioned 2,200m above sea stage.
The Worldwide Federation of Airline Pilots’ Associations final week stated crews would face issues if the town’s air house sample had been modified to deal with two full-sized airports.
Amongst different issues, planes would spend a very long time in holding patterns and land with little gas, the federation stated.
In Could of 2021, the USA downgraded its air security score for Mexico Metropolis, citing what it known as insufficient oversight.