The aircraft experienced engine failure while on its way home and it was allowed to land at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on April 29.

The P-3C aircraft and its crew at Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCMC in June 2020 (Photo courtesy of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam)

During its repairs in Vietnam, the aircraft and its crew-members received assistance from the Vietnamese Ministries of National Defense, Transportation, Public Security, Health, and other relevant agencies.

On June 29, the aircraft returned to Japan safely.

In an article on the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam’s website, the Japanese side highly valued the kindness of Vietnam, emphasizing that it demonstrates Vietnam’s sentiment to Japan and the country’s willingness to assist Japan whenever necessary.

Translated by Song Anh