An aircraft of Vietjet Air (Illustrative photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has assigned the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) to look into the cause of the latest incident at Vietjet Air when Flight VJ513 of the budget carrier from Noi Bai International Airport to Da Nang on December 26 faced a technical error.

A representative of Vietjet Air said the flight was postponed following an alarm on a technical problem but the aircraft was later determined as meeting conditions for operation and the flight was resumed later the same day.

Several incidents related to the budget carrier took place within the past two days.

Earlier, the MoT ordered the CAAV and the carrier to set up an investigation team to look into the cause of the case in which the plane performing Flight VJ689 landed in a wrong runway at Cam Ranh International Airport in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa at noon December 25. It said the incident poses a serious threat in terms of aviation safety.

The CAAV has suspended the flight crew pending investigation.

The authority has also decided not to allow Vietjet to increase the number of flights. At the same time, it imposes special supervision of the budget carrier at four international airports of Noi Bai (in Hanoi), Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City), Cam Ranh, and Da Nang (the central city of Da Nang).-VNA