Vietjet A320 near Hong Kong on Aug 30th 2017, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: August 30, 2017 / 22:42:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 30, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VJ-885

Aircraft Registration
VN-A656

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Vietjet Air Airbus A320-200, registration VN-A656 performing flight VJ-885 from Kaohsiung (Taiwan) to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) with 103 passengers and 7 crew, was enroute at FL340 about 170nm south of Hong Kong (China) when the crew received a cargo smoke indication, declared emergency and diverted to Hong Kong, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 25R about 27 minutes later. Attending emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke.

The airport reported the crew reported a cargo smoke indication, the cargo hold was checked but no evidence of fire, smoke or heat was found. The smoke indication was determined false.

The airline reported a technical problem.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 4 hours, then departed again and reached Ho Chi Minh City with a delay of 4.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 30, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VJ-885

Aircraft Registration
VN-A656

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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