Vietnamese aviation authorities have grounded two foreign pilots after a VietJet Air passenger plane they were controlling skidded off a runway as it landed in Ho Chi Minh City, state media reported on Monday. The aircraft, which was arriving from the tourism island of Phu Quoc, skidded off the runway at Tan Son Nhat International Airport soon after noon on Sunday due to heavy rain and a tailwind, VietJet said in a statement. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam have also seized the licences of the two pilots, pending the investigation into the incident, the official Vietnam News Agency reported. Flight recorders and flight data will be analysed. Six crew members of Flight VJ322 were also suspended, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported. The names and nationalities of the two pilots were not disclosed, according to VN Express . “The airplane, passengers and crew are all safe,” VietJet said in the statement. “All passengers were disembarked and transferred to the airport’s arrival terminal as normal.” The plane was carrying 217 passengers. Local media reports said the airport was briefly closed on Sunday due to the incident, adding that the plane involved is an Airbus A321neo. Airport operations had returned to normal Monday morning after the runway was closed, affecting hundreds of flights, the aviation authority said on its website. The airport’s other runway is closed for upgrades, according to reports. The airline did not have an immediate comment on the suspensions, a VietJet representative said by phone. In Vietnam, British pilot making ‘miraculous recovery’ from coronavirus CAAV director Dinh Viet Thang told VN Express that unfavourable weather were to blame for the incident. “The VietJet aircraft landed, moved a short distance before skidding off the runway,” Thang said. Vietnam experienced heavy rains and strong winds over the weekend as Tropical Cyclone Nuri formed and moved towards the coast of Guangdong.