Two crew members have been hospitalised after an Aeromexico Boeing 767 suffered a tail strike during takeoff from Madrid airport in Spain on Tuesday, according to local media reports.
The 172-seat aircraft, registration number XA-TOJ, had been en route to Mexico City, but returned to make an emergency landing at Madrid after burning off excess fuel for one-and-a-half hours.
The two crew suffered minor injuries, according to reports. There were 150 passengers and crew on board.
The 767-200 was manufactured in 1990 and had 99,279 hours and 17,169 cycles, according to the most-recent data available from Flightglobal's database.
Aeromexico did not answer questions but says that it will soon release a statement about the incident.
The tail of the aircraft was heavily damaged by the strike and left debris on the runway.
Twenty minutes after the incident, a departing Airbus aircraft operated by Air Europa suffered a blown tire after striking some of the debris, according to reports.