Bird strike Serious incident Airbus A321-271NX XA-VBZ, Monday 23 May 2022
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Date:Monday 23 May 2022
Time:15:08 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A21N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A321-271NX
Registration: XA-VBZ
MSN: 10675
Year of manufacture:2021
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Villahermosa-Capitan Carlos Perez Airport (VSA/MMVA) -   Mexico
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Villahermosa-Capitan Carlos Perez Airport (VSA/MMVA)
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
VivaAerobus flight VB1281, an Airbus A321neo, suffered a bird strike after takeoff from Villahermosa Airport (VSA), Mexico.
A bird first impacted the left side of the fuselage, after which it bounced into engine No. 1 (P&W 1133GA-JM), causing an engine fire.
The flight crew stopped the climb and decided to turn back to VSA.
A safe landing was made, 16 minutes after takeoff.



Revision history:

23-May-2022 17:17 harro Added
23-May-2022 17:18 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
25-May-2022 19:44 Anon. Updated [Source]
03-Jun-2022 07:36 harro Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]

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