Serious incident Airbus A320-232 (WL) XA-VAP, Friday 17 September 2021
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Date:Friday 17 September 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)
Registration: XA-VAP
MSN: 6888
Year of manufacture:2015
Engine model:IAE V2527-A5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 172
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)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
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.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

31 March 2023 XA-VAP VivaAerobus 0 Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) min
Collision with Ground support equipment


Revision history:

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]
04-Aug-2023 16:19 Bandit Updated

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