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Aviation officials to be reprimanded

Update: January, 16/2015 - 08:00

HA NOI (VNS) — The Transport Ministry and the Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) have issued decisions to reprimand and dismiss several aviation officials responsible for errors that threatened flight safety in late 2014.

Blamed for the November 20 power outage in Tan Son Nhat Airport's HCM Area Control Centre, Head and Vice Head of the Southern Air Traffic Management Company (SATM)'s technical centre, Le Van Tinh and Nguyen Quoc Phu respectively, were relieved of their posts.

SATM director Do Hoang Diep and deputy director Tran Cong were reassigned to other positions.

The VATM seriously criticised SATM senior officials and 13 other individuals from the air traffic control and technical divisions, flight safety team, aerodrome control tower and technical guarantee centre.

Earlier, transport minister Dinh La Thang issued a request for a serious review of the SATM board members and directors roles in the recent incidents. — VNS

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