VivaAeroBus A320 at Guadalajara on Aug 23rd 2022, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: August 24, 2022 / 09:46:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 23, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VB-518

Aircraft Registration
XA-VAJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A VivaAeroBus Airbus A320-200, registration XA-VAJ performing flight VB-518 from Guadalajara (Mexico) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was climbing out of Guadalajara's runway 10 when a loud boom was heard from the right hand engine (V2527) and streaks of flames and sparks were emitted by the engine. The crew stopped the climb at 13,000 feet, shut the engine down and returned to Guadalajara for a safe landing on runway 10 about 40 minutes after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Guadalajara about 6 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 23, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VB-518

Aircraft Registration
XA-VAJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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