VivaAerobus A21N at Villahermosa on May 23rd 2022, bird strike causes engine fire

Last Update: June 3, 2022 / 08:58:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VB-1281

Aircraft Registration
XA-VBZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

A VivaAerobus Airbus A321-200N, registration XA-VBZ performing flight VB-1281 from Villahermosa to Mexico City (Mexico), was accelerating for takeoff from Villahermosa's runway 08 when the left hand engine (PW1133G) ingested a bird and received damage. The crew continued takeoff, climbed the aircraft to 2000 feet and returned to Villahermosa for a safe landing on runway 08 about 15 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration XA-VAV reached Mexico City with a delay of 6:40 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Villahermosa about 24 hours after landing back.

On Jun 3rd 2022 Mexico's AIB reported the aircraft received a bird strike to its left fuselage about 0.5nm past the airport, the bird was subsequently ingested by the left hand engine resulting in an engine fire. There were no injuries, 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
May 23, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VB-1281

Aircraft Registration
XA-VBZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

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