VivaAerobus Airbus A320 sustains engine failure upon take-off Guadalajara Airport, Mexico

On 23 August, a VivaAerobus Airbus A320 (registered XA-VAJ) operated flight VB518 between Guadalajara, Mexico and Los Angeles, United States. Shortly after take-off, a loud boom was heard from the aircraft’s right hand engine.

On a video that emerged on social media, sparks and flames can be seen coming out of the engine. The pilots switched off the engine and headed back to Guadalajara for a safe landing about 40 minutes after take-off. The following footage appeared on social media:

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