VietjetAir Airbus A320-200 suffered problem with the fuel system during climbing off Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The aircraft was performing flight VJ-198 from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, but at about 11,000 feet stopped climbing after issue with fuel system and the pilot decided to return to airport of departure. During the maneuver, the passengers were instructed to assume the brace position for landing. The aircraft landed safely back in Ho Chi Minh City about 30 minutes after departure.
There were no reported injuries during the landing and no damages of the aircraft. All the passengers were disemberked at the terminal and rebooked to another flight on replacement Airbus A321-200, which reached destination with delay of 3 hours.
The local authorities initiated investigation from the root cause of the accident. The inspection of the troubled aircraft was conducted.
The airline reported the crew received a warning indication and returned to Ho Chi Minh City. The indication was subsequently identified false.
The Airbus A320 family consists of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliners manufactured by Airbus.