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Passengers banned from flying

Update: October, 21/2016 - 16:00
Two passengers who hit a female airline staffer on Tuesday have been banned from flying by the Việt Nam Aviation Department. — Still image from a video clip recorded by the Northern Airports Authority
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Two passengers who hit a female airline employee at the Nội Bài International Airport on Tuesday have been banned from flying by Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam.

Trần Dương Tùng and Đào Vịnh Thuấn are banned from flying for 12 months and six months, respectively.

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc issued an official document yesterday requesting the People’s Committee of Hà Nội to investigate the case and report the results to the PM’s office within this month.

Trần Đăng Hải, chief inspector of the city’s transport department, confirmed to the media yesterday that one of the two passengers, Đào Vịnh Thuấn, was an official of the road-bridge inspection team.

The department issued an official document yesterday requesting the Transport Inspectorate to clarify the case and report it to the department before October 23.

After completing procedures for a flight from Hà Nội to HCM City on Tuesday afternoon, the two passengers hit a female airline member of staff on the head at procedure counter No 38.

A representative from Vietnam Airlines said the airline stands against, and does not accept, behaviour that violates regulations on aviation safety, aviation security and causes damage to the mental and physical wellbeing of the on-duty staff.

The airline asked the authorities to investigate the case and enforce strict measures against the two passengers.  VNS

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