Vietnam Airlines plane makes emergency return after technical problem, passengers safe

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A Vietnam Airlines aircraft bound for Taipei Wednesday had to return to Hanoi an hour into the flight due to a technical problem, but all 141 passengers were safe.
A statement from the carrier quoted by the media said the Airbus A321 departed from Noi Bai Airport at 6:15 p.m but had to return after a warning of low pressure in the hydraulic system, which uses a fluid under pressure to drive machinery and mechanical components.
The aircraft’s Nepalese pilot and Vietnamese co-pilot brought the passengers back safely, it said.
They were then sent on other flights.
Technicians have fixed the system and the plane is now ready to fly again.
Vietnam Airlines said it started using the aircraft in October 2012 and checked it regularly including on March 26.

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