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Vietnam Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lahore

Vietnam Airlines flight VN-96 made an emergency landing in Lahore, Pakistan, on February 6th.

The Airbus A321-200N plane heading from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Hanoi, Vietnam, was diverted after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Vietnam Airlines Plane Veers Off Runway at Noi Bai International Airport

Vietnam Airlines flight VN-1544 veered off runway after landing at Noi Bai International Airport, Vietnam, on July 28th.

The incident happened when the Airbus A321-200 plane was coming from Phu Bai International Airport, Vietnam.

The plane subsequently returned onto the runway. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Vietnam Airlines Plane makes Hard Landing in Vietnam

Vietnam Airlines flight VN-7344 made a hard landing at Cam Ranh International Airport, Cam Ranh, Vietnam, on April 29th.

The Airbus A321-200 flying from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was cleared to land on runway 20R, but it touched down on runway 20L which was under construction.

The plane rolled out, and its engines sucked a few objects from the runway.

All 203 passengers aboard remained safe.

Vietnam Airlines Plane Returns to Hanoi due to Engine Shut Down

Vietnam airlinesVietnam 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 people aboard remained unhurt.

Vietnam Airlines Flight Diverts to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam airlinesVietnam 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 them remained unhurt.

Vietnam Airlines Plane Returns to Hanoi after Losing Cabin Pressure

Vietnam airlinesVietnam 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 arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Vietnam Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Hong Kong

Vietnam airlinesVietnam Airlines flight VN350 had to make an emergency landing in Hong Kong, at around 4:10 a.m. on January 4.

The airline confirmed that the Airbus 321, heading from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Fukuoka, Japan, was forced to land in emergency due to a technical fault in ventilation system.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 184 passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

The passengers were accommodated in another flight.

Plane Experiences Technical Issue, Vietnam Airlines Pilot Accidentally Sends Hijacking Signal

Vietnam airlinesVietnam Airlines flight VN1266 had to make an emergency landing at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, on the afternoon of December 16.

The pilot of the flight, en-route from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh, sought permission for emergency landing after the cabin began de-pressurizing and oxygen masks deployed. However, instead of sending the ’general emergency’ code 7700, the pilot mistakenly sent code 7500 which means ‘unlawful interference’.

Emergency services were ready at the scene to handle hijacking situation when the Airbus A321-200 landed safely. None of the 140 people aboard was harmed.

The situation later got cleared and the airline released a statement confirming that the emergency landing was due to a technical issue and there was no hijacking incident.

The incident is under investigation.

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 the plane had broken off on one side, resulting in the loss of the wheel.

The plane had last been inspected on Sept 21.

Cat Bi and Da Nang airports have been searched for the lost wheel, but it is still lost.

CAAV ordered Vietnam Airlines to discontinue use of the entire fleet of 14 ATR-72 planes pending the results of the investigation.

Turbulence injures 30 Passengers

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Contact photographer Allen Zhao

What: Vietnam Airlines Boeing 777-200 from Hanoi to Paris
Where: Russia
When: Oct 20th 2010
Who: 30 injured
Why: During the flight, while over Russia, the plane encountered “severe” turbulence which injured thirty passengers. A total of 33 injuries were reported. Eighteen passengers and 3 crew were given first aid on the plane. After making a safe landing in Paris, only 6 passengers and 3 crew were hospitalized.

Vietnam Airlines and Boeing Team to Enhance 777 Passenger Experience

SEATTLE, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Vietnam Airlines have teamed on a key initiative to upgrade the level of comfort for Vietnam Airlines’ passengers, unveiling the carrier’s latest cabin interior modernization on four of the airline’s 777-200ERs. Vietnam Airlines will improve its passenger service with an increased focus on the overall passenger experience and comfort while continuing to expand the network and add new destinations.

In support of Vietnam Airlines’ goals, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services developed a cabin layout that meets the discerning needs of the airline and its passengers, and also provided the engineering services and program integration as well as managing the worldwide group of suppliers that Vietnam Airlines selected for the program.

Boeing produced the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration-certified service bulletin and kit of parts to accommodate the relocation of business class seats; installation of new deluxe economy and economy class passenger seats; and revisions to the in-flight entertainment system, in-seat power and cabin cooling systems. Boeing also relocated and updated lavatories, galleys, ceilings, sidewalls, lighting, plumbing and the lower lobe attendant crew rest modules to enable the expanded service planned for these 777s.

The first aircraft was recently completed and Vietnam Airlines has proudly re-introduced the aircraft into service.

“We are very pleased to have selected Boeing to be our partner in developing and delivering this interior upgrade program,” Vietnam Airlines Executive Vice President of Technical Nguyen Van Hung said. “Our interior modernization program is a key part of our efforts to provide market leading services and passenger comfort, further affirming Vietnam Airlines’ position as a major carrier in the Southeast Asian region, especially after we joined the SkyTeam alliance.”

“As the original designer and builder of the 777, Boeing is proud to be selected by Vietnam Airlines for this important interior upgrade program. Boeing is uniquely positioned with experience and expertise to engineer, certify and manage modification programs for our customers,” said Dennis Floyd, vice president, Fleet Services for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This interior upgrade will support Vietnam Airlines’ aggressive plan to continue to compete among the world’s leading carriers.”

As a full-service integrator, Boeing can perform as much of an airline interior upgrade as required, including management of all aspects of the project through certification.

About Vietnam Airlines
As the national flag carrier of Vietnam, headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam Airlines flies 75 routes to 20 domestic and 26 international destinations with more than 290 daily flights. Operating the young fleet of 70 modern aircraft, the airline expects to further expand its fleet to 115 and 165 aircraft by 2015 and 2020, respectively. www.vietnamairlines.com.

Vietnam Airlines Replaces ATR

Pictured: A Vietnam Airlines ATR ATR-72-500 (ATR-72-212A)
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Contact photographer Khoa Vu

What: Vietnam Airlines ATR 72 MTI 208
Where: Novosibirsk Russia
When: Wednesday December 23 2009
Who: crew
Why: Twenty minutes after takeoff, the flight had to return to Tolmachevo due to an oil leak from one of its engines. The plane was on a ferry flight to its manufacturer, as part of a program where newer model new ATR 72-500s will be provided as replacements. Seven planes are expected to be replaced.

Vietnam Airlines Emergency Landing in Ho Chi Minh City

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Contact Photographer Mu Yun

What: Vietnam Airlines Airbus A320-200 en route from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City
Where: Ho Chi Minh City
When: Aug 7th 2009
Who: 164 passengers including 26 children and 2 infants
Why: On its landing approach, the plane developed an unusual level of hydraulic fluid in its hydraulic braking system. Two (main gear) tires blew on landing. (It is not uncommon for tires to blow when a plane lands at too high of a speed.) The passengers debarked via emergency slides. No injuries were reported.

Newspapers reported that the pilot was Captain Jual Ruiz of Peru Ruiz, who got his license from CAAV in 2005, and has 17,500 flying hours. Nguyen Khanh Thanh of Viet Nam was his copilot.

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