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January, 14 2011 11:40:43

Vietnam Airlines aircraft damaged by catering truck

HCM CITY — A Vietnam Airlines plane was hit by a truck at Tan Son Nhat Airport as it was about to take off for Beijing early yesterday.

The aircraft's undercarriage was damaged in the incident and the crew decided to abort take off for repairs. The passengers departed two hours later on another aircraft.

Viet Nam Airlines spokesman Le Hoang Dung said the delay followed standard procedures of any crash incident occurring to an aircraft. "We have a number of back-up planes so this incident does not affect our Tet flight schedule," he said.

Dung also said that Viet Nam Airlines would tighten ground safety regulations at the airport and the driver would undergo disciplinary proceedings through his company, Tiags.

Two killed in fishing boat accident

QUANG NGAI — Two people were killed when a fishing vessel sank yesterday near Ly Son Island of the central province of Quang Ngai.

The other 27 people on board were rescued.

The victims had not yet been identified and the cause of the accident remained unknown, said Tran Ngoc Nguyen, chairman of Ly Son District People's Committee.

Two die from carbon monoxide poisoning

QUANG TRI — A father and daughter in Thai Lai Hamlet, in the central province of Quang Tri, died when using charcoal heating in an enclosed space.

Head of the hamlet, Tran Hoe, said Nguyen Van Thanh, 44, and his daughter, 13, were found to have suffocated to death in their closed room on Thursday morning when Thanh's son came in to wake his sister up. — VNS

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