False alarm prompts Vietnam Airlines' pilot to turn around

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A Vietnam Airlines flight from Ho Chi Minh City turned around shortly after take off Monday when lights in the cockpit falsely signaled that its wheel well wasn't closed, the national carrier's representative said.


According to Le Hoang Dung, the incident happened when the flight carrying 134 people was headed for the central town of Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh Province.


A check at Tan Son Nhat Airport showed that the plane was functioning properly, and that it was a false signal caused by sensor errors, Dung said.


The flight left for its destination later the same day, he added.


Last Saturday, a Vietnam Airlines flight from HCMC to Hanoi made an emergency landing midway through its route when the crew found a crack in the cockpit windshield. All passengers were transferred to another airplane that took off from Da Nang Airport that evening.


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