A Vietnam Airlines aircraft safely made an emergency landing at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat international airport, on Aug. 7 after experiencing technical problems.

While preparing to land, the crew of the Airbus A320 carrying 164 passengers en route Nha Trang-HCM City, discovered a possible malfunction in the aircraft’s hydraulic system, forcing the pilot to use the emergency brake on landing.

All passengers on board, including 26 children and two infants, and crew members landed safely and evacuated from the plane in five minutes, Le Hoang Dung, vice chief of Vietnam Airlines Office told a VNA reporter, adding that no injuries were reported.

Also, none of the passengers’ luggage or goods aboard suffered any damage, he said.

According to the initial report, the aircraft burst two tyres due to the use of the emergency brake on landing.

The aircraft was put into operation in July 1996 by the Vietnam Airlines and checked on May 25 as part of regular maintenance. It was also checked before each flight.

The national flag carrier is working with relevant agencies to investigate the cause of the problem./.