A Vietnam Airlines flight en route from Hanoi to Can Tho City had to land in Ho Chi Minh City Saturday due to failure in one of its pressure control systems.
Flight VN1201 with 160 passengers onboard departed from Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport at 7:30 AM and was scheduled to arrive in Can Tho City on 9:40 AM.
However, the crew found one of its two pressure control systems broke down when the plane almost reached Can Tho Airport, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper quoted an unnamed airport source as saying.
The flight was granted permission to divert to Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport because of lack of devices and mechanics at Can Tho. It landed safely at Tan Son Nhat at 9:50.
About an hour later, passengers were transferred to another plane to resume their journey.
The technical issue was fixed and the plane flew back to Hanoi the same day.