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Power outage holds up air traffic in City

Update: November, 21/2014 - 09:20
A power outage from 11:05am to 12:25 am at the HCM City Area Control Centre (ACC/HCM) delayed three international flights and several domestic flights from Tan Son Nhat airport yesterday. — Photo vietnamnet

HA NOI (VNS) — A power outage from 11:05am to 12:25 am at the HCM City Area Control Centre (ACC/HCM) delayed three international flights and several domestic flights from Tan Son Nhat airport yesterday, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV).

The incident did not pose any danger to flight safety as response measures were taken promptly by the Southern Region Air Traffic Service Company, the CAAV reported.

The Ha Noi Air Traffic Control Centre (ATCC/HAN) was alerted to monitor flights out of and into HCM City's aviation space.

The national air traffic control centres of Singapore, Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia were also informed of the incident.

Senior officials from the Civil Aviation Authority and the Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation, as well as leading technicians, flew to HCM City immediately to investigate the cause of the incident in a bid to prevent repeat occurrences. — VNS

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