Passengers on a Vietnam Airlines flight bound for the south-central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa were frightened as the aircraft repeatedly had failed landing attempts due to foul weather on Tuesday.
The Vietnam Airlines flight VN1344 eventually had to return to Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the pilot was unable to land in the Khanh Hoa’s Cam Ranh International Airport amid foggy weather.
The aircraft had been flying above the Cam Ranh airfield for about 15 to 20 minutes before the pilot failed in multiple landing attempts, according to Q.T., one of the passengers aboard the flight.
After about half an hour, the captain informed his passengers that the aircraft would return to Tan Son Nhat as the weather condition was not favorable.
While passengers were requested to stay inside the plane upon its landing at Tan Son Nhat, waiting until it could return to Cam Ranh as planned, many decided to abandon their journey due to fear and exhaustion.
The flight was originally scheduled to leave Ho Chi Minh City at 5:30 am and arrive at 6:35 am.
However, due to the failed landing attempts plus the temporary return trip to Ho Chi Minh City, the flight could only reach Cam Ranh at 10:40 am.