VietJet A321 skids off the runway on landing

Two pilots are grounded after incident which took place during heavy rain
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Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City was briefly closed on Sunday after a VietJet passenger plane skidded off a runway on landing.

Two foreign pilots were grounded following the incident, which took place in heavy rain and with a tailwind.

Nobody on-board the A321 neo was injured, according to The Aviation Safety Network.

It said: “VietJet Air flight VJ322, an Airbus A321, suffered a runway excursion after landing on runway 25L at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The aircraft came to rest on the right-hand side of the runway, about 1100 m from the runway threshold.

“The only observable damage were two ripped tires on the right-hand main landing gear. At the time of the incident, it was raining. Cumulonimbus clouds were reported over the airfield.”

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