A video circulates on social networks in which a Viva Aerobus plane has an engine failure after taking off from the Guadalajara airport heading to Los Angeles.
According to the passenger who shared the video, on flight VB518 the crew did not give directions to the passengers.
According to preliminary information, the Airbus A320 plane made an emergency landing in Guadalajara after 43 minutes in the air.
After the videos were released, the airline specified that the failure occurred in engine number two, which caused "the output of sparks due to friction of metals."
“In accordance with established security protocols, the Viva Aerobus crew returned to Guadalajara International Airport, making a successful landing at 10:45 p.m., confirming the safety of all passengers on board and all crew members. ”.
They clarified that control of the aircraft was maintained at all times in accordance with the procedures established by the manufacturer, which are designed to continue safe operation under these conditions.
The affected passengers, he reported, were accommodated in a hotel, in order to resume their trip today, August 24.
“We deeply regret the inconveniences that this circumstance may have caused, which will be analyzed and evaluated by the airline and the competent authorities. Viva Aerobus reaffirms its commitment to safety on each of its flights, the company's number one priority”.