The second nose wheel from the Vietjet plane which had a landing problem at Buon Ma Thuot Airport was found on December 2.
The second nose wheel was found inside the airport’s grounds. The case was classified as a B-class aviation accident. An Airbus representative arrived in Buon Ma Thuot on December 2 to investigate the case. The plane was only transferred to Vietjet and put into operation on November 15.
“We’ve gathered information and started working with related agencies to investigate the black box,” said the representative of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.
The flight crew were suspended during the investigation and their pilot licenses were withdrawn. The CAAV praised the crew’s reaction to the situation and rapid evacuation of 207 passengers.
On November 29, the Vietjet plane encountered a landing problem while touching down Buon Ma Thuot Airport as both of the nose wheels separated from the gear. They managed to land safely, however, six passengers suffered from light injuries.
One of the nose wheels was found on November 30. According to the pilots, the plane and weather were fine when they landed. It is thought that the accident may be caused by human error.