Aeromexico plane, an Embraer E190 was hit by gunfire at the Culiacán airport
Flight AM165’s passengers and crew members had to take cover inside the aircraft during the gun flight.
Aeromexico Connect E-190 (XA-ALW) on flt #AM165 came under gunfire while in its take-off run at Culiacan AP (MMCL), Mexico. Bullets penetrated the aircraft. At the time an armed standoff erupted in the terminal when police tried to arrest O. Guzman, son of Sinaloa cartel leader. https://t.co/FMhf8SBazm pic.twitter.com/2MYBxzX9f3— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) January 5, 2023
The incident took place on Thursday morning when a plane from Mexican airline Aeromexico was schedule to fly from Culiacán, Sinaloa to Mexico City, flight AM165
The gunfire took place when the aircraft was taxiing to the runway for departure. It was struck by bullets from a gunfight close to the airport
The country’s defence minister said that Mexican security forces arrested cartel leader Ovidio Guzmán, son of incarcerated kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán.
Luckily no injuries where reported.
Statement from Aeromexico:
“This morning, we detected a bullet hole in the fuselage of an Embraer E190 aircraft that was ready to operate the flight AM165 on the route Culiacán-Mexico City. The flight was cancelled for safety reasons. The plane never began its departure.”
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