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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267809
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:17-SEP-2021
Time:12:16 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232 (WL)
Owner/operator:VivaAerobus
Registration: XA-VAP
MSN: 6888
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Léon/Guanajuato-Del Bajio Airport (BJX/MMLO) -   Mexico
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Léon/Guanajuato-Del Bajio Airport (BJX/MMLO)
Destination airport:Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ/MMTJ)
Narrative:
VivaAerobus flight VB5029, an Airbus A320-232, returned to land at Léon/Guanajuato-Del Bajio Airport after suffering a fire in the turbine section of engine no.2 shortly after takeoff.
A video of the incident shows sparks being emitted from the engine exhaust.

Sources:

https://guanajuato.lasillarota.com/estados/avion-con-170-pasajeros-aterriza-de-emergencia-en-guanajuato-/561293
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/xa-vap#292ebcd9
https://www.transponder1200.com/a320-de-viva-aerobus-aterriza-de-emergencia-por-fuego-de-motor/
https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/serious-incident-to-the-airbus-a320-registered-xa-vap-operated-by-vivaaerobus-on-17-09-2021-at-leon/

Media:


Images:

Photo of XA-VAP courtesy AirHistory.net


Mexico City (MMMX / MEX)
22 April 2019; (c) Fred Willemsen

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Sep-2021 16:00 harro Added
17-Sep-2021 16:01 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
17-Sep-2021 17:32 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
17-Sep-2021 19:17 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
10-Oct-2021 19:17 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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