Technical issues ground Vietnam Airlines’ Airbus in Paris

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A Vietnam Airlines' Airbus 350. Photo credit: Zing A Vietnam Airlines' Airbus 350. Photo credit: Zing


A Vietnam Airlines Airbus aircraft has been held up in Paris since January 3 with technical problems and the carrier has had to send a Boeing from Vietnam to bring passengers to Hanoi.
A spokesperson for national carrier said the Airbus A350 was scheduled to fly to Hanoi on January 3 but was grounded for a technical check.
There is no official report yet on the issue, although Airbus has sent experts and technicians as well as special equipment from Hamburg and Toulouse to fix the problem, local media cited the spokesperson as saying.
A total of 201 passengers were on the flight. Vietnam Airlines said it first put transit passengers, old people and children on other airlines’ flights from Paris or Frankfurt.
The last ones were flown to Hanoi Tuesday night in the Boeing that arrived from Vietnam.
All passengers were provided with accommodation, food and money for expenses during the wait, according to the carrier.
A picture from a passenger's FB page shows many passengers gathering in front of Vietnam Airlines' counter in Paris airport after their Airbus A350 aircraft was grounded for a technical check on January 3, 2016. Photo credit: VTC News

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