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Air New Zealand Plane Returns to Ho Chi Minh City after Turbulence Injured 4

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Plane Returns to Ho Chi Minh City after Turbulence Injured 4

Air New Zealand flight NZ-268 had to return and make an emergency landing in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on October 9th. The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Auckland, New Zealand, but had to turn back after it experienced severe turbulence that injured 4 people. The plane landed uneventfully. The injured, including 3... »

Vietnam Airlines Plane Returns to Hanoi due to Engine Shut Down

Thursday, August 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
Vietnam Airlines Plane Returns to Hanoi due to Engine Shut Down

Vietnam Airlines flight VN-249 had to return and make an emergency landing at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam, on August 15. The Boeing 777-200 en-route to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, had to return due to engine problem. The crew had to shut its engine down mid-air. The plane landed safely. All 229... »

Vietnam Airlines Flight Diverts to Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, June 25, 2016
By George Hatcher
Vietnam Airlines Flight Diverts to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Airlines flight VN-1201 made an emergency landing in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on June 21st. The plane, en-route from Hanoi to Can Tho, Vietnam, was diverted due to a crack in first officer’s windshield. The plane landed safely. There were 177 passengers and 7 crew members aboard at the time; all of... »

Vietnam Airlines Plane Returns to Hanoi after Losing Cabin Pressure

Sunday, February 7, 2016
By George Hatcher
Vietnam Airlines Plane Returns to Hanoi after Losing Cabin Pressure

Vietnam Airlines flight VN-227 had to return and make an emergency landing in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 5th. The plane took off for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, but had to return shortly afterwards due to loss of cabin pressure. The plane landed safely. All 137 passengers and 7 crew members remained unharmed. The airline... »

Vietjet Plane Makes Safe Landing at Noi Bai Airport after Bird Strike

Friday, October 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
Vietjet Plane Makes Safe Landing at Noi Bai Airport after Bird Strike

Vietjet flight VJ-496 made a safe landing at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam, on September 30. The Airbus A320-200, flying from Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam, to Hanoi, was hit by a bird upon approaching the runway. The aircraft’s weather radar sustained damage while its radome was also reshaped due to the bird strike.... »

Crash Helicopter Crashes Killing 19 in Flames in Vietnam

Monday, July 7, 2014
By George Hatcher
Crash Helicopter Crashes Killing 19 in Flames in Vietnam

A helicopter exercise in Vietnam killed 19 of 21 people aboard on July 7, 2014 at 7:50 a.m. Vietnam People’s Army Air Force (VPAAF), Regiment 91 suffered a loss of 19 when the Mil Mi-171 helicopter engaged in a parachute training mission crashed near village 11 in Thach That district, Vietnam, managing to impact... »

No Mayday, then Gone

Saturday, March 8, 2014
By George Hatcher

I could speculate here about what caused the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, but that is all it would be: speculation. One can look at the type of plane, the weather, and various circumstances, but the truth is that the devil is in the details, and we just don’t know the details. The... »

Vietnam AIrlines lost Wheel

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Vietnam AIrlines lost Wheel

A Vietnam Airlines ATR-72 with 45 aboard en route from Cat Bi to Da Nang developed problems landing in Da Nang. On landing, one of the plane’s two landing gear wheels was missing. No one aboard was injured. The passengers had already left the airport by the time techs discovered the front shaft of... »

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