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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233913
Last updated: 12 March 2020
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Date:23-JAN-2020
Time:21:03 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-271N
Owner/operator:Volaris
Registration: N528VL
C/n / msn: 7051
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Mexico City Airport -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX)
Destination airport:Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ/MMTJ)
Narrative:
An Airbus A320neo, powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW1127G-JM geared turbofan engines, experienced a right (No. 2) engine failure while climbing through 11,500 feet after takeoff from the Mexico City Intentional Airport (MMMX). The airplane returned to MMMX where an uneventful landing was made; no injuries were reported to the passengers or crew. Post flight inspection found that the low pressure turbine stage 3 blades on the No. 2 engine were all fractured at various lengths.
The aircraft was repaired and resumed service on 12 February 2020.

Sources:

https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/incident-grave-de-lairbus-a320-immatricule-n528vl-exploite-par-volaris-survenu-le-23012020-a-mexi/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n528vl#23a12180


Revision history:

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12-Mar-2020 13:38 harro Added

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