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Passenger panic after engine on Puerto Vallarta flight spits flames

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco — Passengers of a Puerto Vallarta flight were left with a fright after their plane’s engine began spitting flames. An onboard passenger captured the moment when three flames were shot out from under the wing while in flight.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon on a Viva Aerobus Puerto Vallarta-Guadajalara flight. According to the airline, flight BV 3235 presented a failure in one of its engines in mid-flight which forced the return of the aircraft to the airport less than 30 minutes after taking off.

On Thursday, Viva Aerobus reported on the incident saying there were no injuries and that the plane returned to the Puerto Vallarta International Airport at 4:29 p.m. after taking off at 4:06 p.m.

The airline said that the protocols established for this type of situation were activated.

“The passengers were disembarked in a timely manner and the aircraft was on the apron for its review and corresponding maintenance,” the airline posted in a statement.

“We regret the inconvenience that this circumstance may have caused and we reaffirm our commitment to safety on each of the flights, the company’s number one priority,” said Viva Aerobus.