VivaAeroBus A320 at Leon on Sep 17th 2021, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: October 7, 2021 / 13:32:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 17, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VB-5029

Departure
Leon, Mexico

Destination
Tijuana, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
XA-VAP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A VivaAeroBus Airbus A320-200, registration XA-VAP performing flight VB-5029 from Leon to Tijuana (Mexico) with 172 people on board, was climbing out of Leon's runway 31 when the crew stopped the climb at 9000 feet due to the failure of the right hand engine (V2527). The crew shut the engine down and returned to Leon for a safe landing on runway 31 about 25 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200N registration XA-VIB reached Tijuana with a delay of 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service on Sep 30th 2021.

On Oct 7th 2021 Mexico's AIB reported a failure, a fire, occurred in the right hand engine. The aircraft sustained minor damage, the occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by Mexico's AIB.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 17, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VB-5029

Departure
Leon, Mexico

Destination
Tijuana, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
XA-VAP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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