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Vietjet plane lands on wrong runway at Cam Ranh Airport

Old 26th Dec 2018, 08:48
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Vietjet plane lands on wrong runway at Cam Ranh Airport

Vietjet plane lands on wrong runway at Cam Ranh Airport

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VN-A695. VJC 689 25th December.
Authorities are investigating why a Vietjet Air plane landed on the wrong runway at the Cam Ranh Airport Tuesday.

The plane carrying 163 passengers took off at 11:14 a.m. from Cam Ranh International Airport in the south central coast to Ho Chi Minh City.

Several minutes after takeoff, a technical alarm forced the captain to bring the plane back to Cam Ranh Airport. However, it landed on an unauthorized runway, a mistake similar to one committed by a Vietnam Airlines plane at the same airport last April.

Weather conditions were optimal and all systems were fully functional at the point of landing, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) said Tuesdsay.

No passenger or crew member was hurt by the landing mistake. Another flight was arranged for all passengers to continue their journey.

The incident was deemed "serious," second only to aviation accidents in Vietnam's classification of errors, prompting the CAAV to suspend the flight crew pending further investigation.

The CAAV has also decided not to allow an increase in the number of flights by the budget air carrier to the country’s major airports like Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Cam Ranh and Da Nang before a thorough inspection on its operational processes is carried out.

The Cam Ranh International Airport has two runways, only one of which is active. The other had completed construction but was not operational yet.

Vietnam currently requires markings only for runways that are already in use. No markings are needed for those still under construction.

Following the Vietnam Airlines incident, the CAAV has suggested changes to the regulations to prevent similar incidents in the future, including the marking of unused runways.

Vietnam’s aviation industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years. The country served 106 million air passengers this year, up 12.9 percent from last year and highest of all time.

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Old 26th Dec 2018, 09:38
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From above: Vietnam currently requires markings only for runways that are already in use. No markings are needed for those still under construction.

Ridiculous that aviation "authority" in Vietnam does not see to it that big XX adorn both ends of runways which are unusable with an additional liberal sprinkling of X-X-X-X down the centre line for easy identification. Maybe too much trouble for those sitting in their stuffed chairs behind desks. Airlines as well should see to it in their duty regarding safety/audit of specific airfield that this is done along with NOTAM/ATIS warnings.

If runway still under construction then temporary XX can be installed until more permanent markings XX can be painted on.

My condolences to crew, this shouldn't have happened
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 09:43
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One might also point out that we do not know what brought them back to earth or how urgent their need to be on terra firma was.

The statement that 'all systems were functioning' may well refer to the airfield and not the aircraft
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 13:42
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I will never be able to understand how any pilot can land on the wrong runway, at the wrong airport or on a taxiway.

In this scenario, did the pilots not check their heading indicator to see they were landing on the correct heading/runway?
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 15:07
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The new runway is parallel to the old.
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 15:29
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The new runway is parallel to the old.
Okay let me revise my previous statement.
Did they not look out of the window and see a left runway and a right runway?

Will you now respond that there are actually 3 runways on the same heading?

Okay let me revise my previous statement.
Did they not look out of the window and see a left runway, a centre runway and right runway?
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 15:47
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Okay let me revise my previous statement.
Did they not look out of the window and see a left runway, a centre runway and right runway?
You don't need to develop procedures just follow existing ones. Select the approach if not then the runway. It creates the center line with 5miles CF. Just keep the aircraft on the line.
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 16:08
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We dont know yet but there may be a good reason to select the wrong runway, for example if the main runway was obstructed an aircraft making an emergency landing should probably not go around. Early reports seldom tell the whole story.
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