Aircraft Collide During Engine Test Run

Two aircraft were damaged during an engine test run at Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport on March 29, 2018.

According to initial reports the Aeromar Airline ATR 72-600 jumped the chocks during an engine test run. It continued taxiing until the engine hit the rear fuselage of an another Aeromar ATR 42-500. The tail cone and rudder of ATR 42-500 sustained substantial damage.

A story on the News InFlight website said “the ATR72 will be repairable, while the ATR 42-500 will be written off. The ATR 42-500 had been out of service for several months and was sold to new operator, but now it is a total loss,” the site said.