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Haze from burning straw affects Nội Bài Airport

Update: September, 18/2019 - 11:58


Burning straw in the vicinity of Nội Bài International Airport after harvest season is causing problems for pilots. — Photo dantri.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — Communities living near Nội Bài International Airport are being warned to stop burning straw as smoke is causing problems for pilots.

The Northern Airports Authority has sent a written request to the People's Committee of Hà Nội's Sóc Sơn District and its communes to take measures to prevent local residents from burning straw in the vicinity of the airport.

Straw is being burned during the harvest season, which is affecting the vision of pilots.

On Monday and Tuesday, airport staff discovered smoke from burning straw in fields in Thanh Xuân and Quang Tiến communes, near the security gates of the airport.

Airport forces and the local residents quickly extinguished the fires.

The airports authority also asked the communes to increase patrols and prosecute anyone violating the law. — VNS

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