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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220178
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Time:c. 11:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:VietJet Air
Registration: VN-A695
MSN: 3646
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 163
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Cam Ranh International Airport (VVCR) -   Vietnam
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cam Ranh International Airport (VVCR)
Destination airport:Ho Chi Minh City-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS)
Vietjet Airlines flight VJ689, an Airbus A320, departed from Cam Ranh International Airport at 11:14 hours on a domestic service to Ho Chi Minh City.
Shortly after takeoff, the flight crew received a warning indication. It was decided to return to land back at Cam Ranh Airport.
The flight then mistakenly landed on a runway which was completed but not put into operation.

CAA Vietnam decided to suspend the flight crew pending the investigation. Additionally, VietJet is not allowed to increase flights and special supervision is carried out of Vietjet at four international airports: Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Cam Ranh, and Da Nang.

The new runway at Cam Ranh is parallel to the current runway 02/20, and 984 feet (300m) East of the centreline of runway 02/20. On April 29, 2018, a similar incident occurred when a Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321 also landed on the runway that was under construction.

Weather about the time of the incident was fine (takeoff at 0419Z):
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

ASN: April 29, 2018 Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321


Photo of VN-A695 courtesy

Singapore - Changi International (WSSS / SIN)
1 February 2019; (c) Anton Homma

Revision history:

26-Dec-2018 12:45 harro Added
26-Dec-2018 12:52 harro Updated [Narrative]
26-Dec-2018 12:53 harro Updated [Time, Narrative]
26-Dec-2018 13:07 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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