Vietjet A320 Faces Fuel System Problems

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A VietjetAir Airbus A320-200, performing flight VJ-198 from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi (Vietnam), was climbing out of Ho Chi Minh City when the crew stopped the climb at about 11,000 feet due to a problem with the fuel system and decided to return to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Passengers were instructed to assume the brace position for landing. The aircraft landed safely back in Ho Chi Minh City about 30 minutes after departure.
  • A replacement Airbus A321-200 registration VN-A645 reached Hanoi with a delay of about 3 hours.
  • The airline reported the crew received a warning indication and returned to Ho Chi Minh City. The indication was subsequently identified false.
  • The occurrence aircraft returned to service after about 14 hours on the ground.