Nose wheel of Viva Aerobus Airbus A320 XA-VAZ collapses before takeoff at Puerto Vallarta

Viva Aerobus flight VIV 4343 was operating between Puerto Vallarta and Monterrey, Mexico yesterday (March 18). On the taxi out for takeoff, the nose wheel of the Airbus A320 (XA-VAZ) collapsed and separated from the fuselage while the aircraft was lining up on the runway.

All 127 passengers and crew members were able to safely exited the aircraft.

The airline issued this statement:

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