Has a Boeing 737-800 Aeromexico muzzle been damaged by drone or implosion?
On December 12, 2018, information appeared in the press about a Boeing 737-800 Aeromexico damaged by the impact with a drone.
The images showed the muzzle of the "wrinkled" plane, with a large hole on the left side of the nose.
Despite rumors on social media, there is no clear evidence of the impact of a drone.
Boeing 737-800 Aeromexico
Aviation-safety.net relies on the idea of an implosion, which occurred due to damage to the fuselage in the front area. In the past, the aircraft may have been involved in a bird strike incident and its nose may have been weakened as a result of the impact.
In the history of aviation there have been cases of frontal damage without the plane being involved in a collision. Here we mention the case of the Boeing 737 LAM, Mozambique, 2017.
An investigation is ongoing, and the final verdict will be provided to the specialists based on the evidence gathered.
The Boeing 737-800 Aeromexico plane, indicative of XA-ADV, the damaged one, operated the AM770 internet flight, between Guadalajara and Tijuana.