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Incidents of the A320 model in recent years around the world

This Tuesday there was a , when a failure in one of the aircraft’s engines caused the emission of sparks and fire in mid-flight. The aircraft involved was an Airbus A320 model , registration XA-VAJ.

He model A320 by Viva Aerobus

Viva Aerobus is one of the best-known low-cost airlines in Mexico and in 2013 it acquired 52 aircraft from the Airbus A320 family, one of the largest purchases at the time.

These types of aircraft are ideal for local flights and for the Viva Aerobus business model, as they are characterized, among other things, by their efficiency in fuel consumption and by having a single aisle.

But it is not the only airline that uses the Airbus A320 model, as this class of aircraft flies in various countries around the world, from England to Pakistan.

The latest incidents of the Airbus A320 model

Since 2020, there have been 7 incidents involving this aircraft around the world , although this does not mean that the aircraft itself is unsafe. Various factors come into play in an air accident or incident: maintenance, human failure, weather conditions, among others.

On May 22, 2020, Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303 crashed into the Model Colony neighborhood near Karachi on final approach to Jinnah International Airport, in an apparent landing attempt, killing 97 of 99 on board. .

On January 26, 2021, Pegasus Airlines Flight 939, an Airbus A320-251N, landed on runway 15 at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, with the landing gear rotated 90 degrees. The train’s tires broke as a result of friction.

On March 6, 2021, the landing gear of Batik Air Flight 6803, an Airbus A320-214, rotated 90 degrees while taxiing at Jambi Airport and took off from the runway. The plane failed to retract its landing gear after taking off from Singapore’s Jambi Airport and had to turn back. The aircraft landed with the nose gear turned 90 degrees. The passengers and crew members were not injured and exited the aircraft via the runway stairs.

On March 18, 2022, Viva Aerobus Flight 4343, an Airbus A320-232, suffered a nose gear collapse while performing a 180-degree turn to line up for takeoff from runway 22 at the Puerto Vallarta airport -Gustavo D. Ordaz, Mexico. All 127 on board safely evacuated the aircraft.

On March 29, 2022, LATAM Airlines Flight 4292, an Airbus A320-214, suffered a nose gear tire failure during takeoff from the Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova airport, Colombia and made a precautionary landing. back to Rionegro. The nose gear was locked at 90 degrees off center, causing the tires to separate during the landing sequence. There were no injuries on board.

On July 6, 2022, British Airways Flight 820, an Airbus A320-232, caught fire while landing at Copenhagen Airport. Airport firefighters put out the fire. They had to use foam too. People in the terminal buildings were able to record the footage. The aircraft was flown back to London Heathrow Airport on July 9.

On July 10, 2022, Spirit Airlines Flight 383, an Airbus A320-232, suffered fire and smoke from the left main landing gear wheels during the landing sequence to runway 28 at Hartsfield-Jackson Hartsfield International Airport in New York. Atlanta Georgia. No injuries were reported and the aircraft was towed to the gate where passengers safely disembarked, and the aircraft was taken out of service for inspection and maintenance.

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