By Simon Hradecky
A VivaAeroBus Airbus A320-200, registration XA-VAZ performing flight VB-4343 from Puerto Vallarta to Monterrey (Mexico) with 127 people on board, was backtracking runway 22 for departure. While doing the 180 turn to line up for takeoff at 13:42L (19:42Z) the nose gear collapsed. The aircraft was evacuated via slides. No injuries occurred.
The airline confirmed a nose gear failure prior to takeoff. The aircraft carried 127 passengers and crew. No injuries occurred. The passengers are being taken to Monterrey on alternatives. The occurrence is under investigation.
A1306/21 NOTAMR A1305/21
E) RWY 22 BTN THR RWY 22 AND TWY G CLSD
E) THR RWY 22 BTN TWY A AND TWY G CLSD
MMPR 182049Z 20011KT 15SM SKC 23/16 A2992 RMK SLP129 57014 911=
MMPR 181943Z 21012KT 15SM SKC 23/17 A2995=
MMPR 181844Z 21010KT 15SM SKC 23/16 A2996=
MMPR 181743Z 22008KT 15SM SKC 23/13 A2997 RMK SLP146 52001 911=
MMPR 181643Z 19007KT 15SM SKC 23/11 A2997=
MMPR 181542Z 00000KT 15SM SKC 21/12 A2997=