Aeromexico Boeing 737: Engine Loss in Merida, Mexico

Aeromexico Boeing 737: Engine Loss in Merida, Mexico
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Yesterday, an Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 suffered an engine failure after departure from Merida, Mexico.

The Incident in Merida with the Aeromexico Boeing 737-800…

Aeromexico Boeing 737: Engine Loss in Merida, Mexico
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Aeromexico flight AM837 between Merida and Mexico City was operated by XA-PPP, one of the airline’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.


It departed Merida at 0015 UTC on June 2, and then 20 minutes into its flight, it turned back around, squawked 7700, and returned back to its origin.

Update on XA-PPP…

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XA-PPP is a 10.5-year-old frame, having been originally delivered to Norwegian Air Shuttle back in December 2012.

It then went on to fly with Fly Gangwon in September 2019 and then headed back to BBAM in January 2021. By October of that year, the frame was then delivered to Aeromexico.

Following the engine failure in Merida, Aeromexico then brought in XA-JSO, a Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft, to operate the flight instead.

At this stage, Aeromexico has not released a statement on this incident that occurred in Mexico, but the aircraft has been grounded since, as per data from

From such data, the aircraft on June 1 had been in charge of operating the Mexico City-Merida route before these issues occurred.

AviationSource will approach the airline for a comment on the incident, and we will keep an eye out for when the aircraft departs once again following repairs and checks to the engine.

This is a developing story. More to follow in due course.

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