Two Vietjet Airbus A321’s collided on the ground at Hanoi No Bai airport, causing one of the wingtips to be broken.
The Airbus A321-211, with registration VN-A544, was operating a scheduled passenger flight VJ404 from Dalat-Lienkhang Airport to Hanoi-Noi Bai International Airport when it suffered a ground collision with another parked Vietjet A321 on Saturday, November 27.
Another Vietjet, A321, with registration VN-A636, was parked when it collided with the A321 operating flight VJ404. The right-hand winglet of the former aircraft struck the left-hand winglet of the parked A321.
2x VietJet Airbus A321 (VN-A544, VN-A636) became involved in a ground collision at position 52C/D Hanoi No Bai Intl AP (VVNB), Vietnam. Damage to both aircraft is repairable. @aviationbrkhttps://t.co/iT1zDeCTy8 pic.twitter.com/EB7wkaT0da
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) November 28, 2021
No one was injured in the collision, and all 120 passengers and seven crew members on the flight left the aircraft after the incident. The crew members were reportedly suspended for investigation.
After the incident, both A321Neo’s were suspended from service for further investigation by the aviation authorities.