A photo posted on Huong Duong Vu's Facebook page shows an ATR aircraft of Cambodia carrier Angkor Air sliding off the runway at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on April 2, 2016
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) is investigating what caused an ATR aircraft belonging to Cambodia carrier Angkor Air to slide off the runway at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport last Sunday.
The agency said it launched the probe after the Southern Airports Authority (SAA) said the weather was normal and runway conditions were fine at the time of the landing.
The authority rejected suggestions that the aircraft slid off due to a gust of wind, saying the incident was “serious.”
The CAAV said it has told the carrier and the France-based manufacturer to send representatives to join the investigation.
The aircraft’s black box has been sealed.
The aircraft arriving with 26 people including the crew from Phnom Penh slid around 50 meters after landing at nearly 6 p.m.
It caused minor damages to an engine fan and landing gear, and broke a runway landing light.
No one was injured.
The runway was put back into service after two hours.
Angkor Air is jointly owned by the Cambodian government and Vietnam Airlines.
The aircraft under probe was serviced on March 22.