VietJet A320 at Nha Trang on Dec 25th 2018, landed on closed runway on technical return

Last Update: December 26, 2018 / 11:19:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 25, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VJ-689

Aircraft Registration
VN-A695

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
VVCR

A VietJetAir Airbus A320-200, registration VN-A695 performing flight VJ-689 from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), was climbing out of Nha Trang's Cam Ranh Airport's runway 02 when the crew stopped the climb at FL130 due to a technical problem, entered a hold south of Nha Trang and decided to return to Nha Trang. The aircraft's transponder stopped transmitting position data after the second holding pattern. The aircraft subsequently approached runway 02, however, landed on the already finished but not yet opened runway 02R instead of runway 02. There were no injuries and no damage.

Vietnam's Civil Aviation Authority reported the aircraft departed Nha Trang at 11:14L (04:14Z) and was climbing out a few minutes after takeoff when the crew received a warning indication of a technical problem. The crew decided to return to Cam Ranh Airport for an emergency landing, however, mistakenly landed on a runway that was completed but not yet opened. The CAA assigned an investigation team and opened an investigation, soon after the CAA decided to suspend all staff by VietJetAir involved in the operation of this flight, to prohibit the airline to introduce new routes and to put VietJetAir under special monitoring.

A similiar occurrence had happened earlier this year, see Incident: Vietnam A321 at Nha Trang on Apr 29th 2018, landed on runway under construction.

Related NOTAM:
A3253/18 NOTAMN
Q) VVTS/QMRHW/IV/NBO/A/000/999/1200N10913E005
A) VVCR B) 1809281029 C) 1812311659 EST
E) REF AIP SUP A12/18 CONTINUOUS CONSTRUCTION OF RWY NR 2, TWYS AND
APRON AT CAM RANH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WEF 07 MAY 2018
- ITEM 2.1.1 PHASE 1: CONT UNTIL 1659 DATED DEC 31 2018

Metars:
VVCR 250600Z 09010KT 9999 FEW013 31/25 Q1009 NOSIG=
VVCR 250530Z 08010KT 9999 FEW013 31/24 Q1010 NOSIG=
VVCR 250500Z 07010KT 9999 FEW017 31/24 Q1010 NOSIG=
VVCR 250430Z 06009KT 9999 FEW017 31/24 Q1010 NOSIG=
VVCR 250400Z 06009KT 9999 FEW017 31/24 Q1011 NOSIG=
VVCR 250330Z 06010KT 9999 FEW017 31/24 Q1011 NOSIG=
VVCR 250300Z 03008KT 360V070 9999 FEW017 31/23 Q1012 NOSIG=
VVCR 250230Z 01006KT 9999 FEW017 30/23 Q1012 NOSIG=
VVCR 250200Z 01007KT 9999 FEW015 SCT050 30/24 Q1012 NOSIG=
VVCR 250130Z 02006KT 9999 FEW015 SCT050 29/24 Q1012 NOSIG=
VVCR 250100Z 36005KT 9999 FEW013 SCT050 28/24 Q1012 NOSIG=
VVCR 250030Z 36003KT 9999 FEW013 SCT050 26/24 Q1012 NOSIG=
VVCR 250000Z 34003KT 9999 FEW013 BKN050 25/25 Q1012 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 25, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VJ-689

Aircraft Registration
VN-A695

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
VVCR

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