Tail incident leaves FOD on runway which leads to a second incident

On April 16th, two crew members were slightly injured after the tail of their aircraft (Aeromexico flight 002 bound for Mexico City, a Boeing 767-283ER) struck the runway when taking off from Barajas airport. After flying for a further 1.5hrs to burn fuel, the aircraft safely returned to Barajas.

20 minutes after the original incident, an Air Europe Airbus suffered a FOD incident, the front tyre was punctured, presumably by remains of the earlier aircraft’s fuselage.

Rather concerning, was the following information (Source: TypicallySpanish)

The air traffic controllers have criticised the Mexican crew for not sounding an alarm, or even not telling Barajas air traffic control that they had hit the runway.

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