An unexpected inflation of the evacuation slide has delayed the first flight of the American cargo airline Kalitta Air at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport on Sunday.
The incident happened around 12:30 p.m when the flight K49270 was transiting at the airport and relevant ground services were in operation, a Tan Son Nhat Airport Authority source told the media without elaborating.
The incident did not affect other flights at Vietnam’s most bustling airport but the cargo flight to South Korea’s Incheon Airport was delayed until technicians wrapped the slide.
It was the third incident at Tan Son Nhat Airport in 5 days.
On August 25, an ATR 72 of VASCO, a fully-owned subsidiary of Vietnam Airlines, was damaged after it was hit by with a cargo truck.
Earlier on August 23, technicians found that a Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321’s tailplane had been damaged after it landed safely at Vinh Airport from HCMC.
Tan Son Nhat Airport Authority later said the tailplane was damaged when it was towed by a truck to a runway for takeoff.