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Vietnam man accuses plane of damaging roof on landing

Vietnam man accuses plane of damaging roof on landing

Sunday, May 29, 2016, 17:00 GMT+7

A local resident in the north-central province of Nghe An whose house suffered from numerous holes on its tile roof believes that a plane landing too close to the ground is to blame.

Le Van Tien, 56, residing in Nghi Loc District, said the incident happened at 1:00 pm on Friday when his family was taking a nap.

“I woke up as there was plane’s engine noise, which was very loud and close to the rooftop,” Tien recounted. The man then urged his family to run outside, as tiles of the roof started falling from the ceiling.

Tien said that there were no gusts or wind disturbances at the time of incident. After checking the roof, the man discovered it was damaged and about 200 tiles were removed.

The resident then filed a complaint to the Northern Airports Authority (NAA) at Vinh International Airport, calling the authority to looking into the incident.

Upon receiving the complaint, the NAA, security officers of the Vinh International Airport and local police came to examine Tien’s house on Friday afternoon.

Ho Sy Nam, a NAA representative, said on Saturday that reports about the incident had been sent to NAA’s headquarters in Hanoi and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.

Nam confirmed that there was a plane landing at Vinh International Airport at the time of incident.

Air traffic and flight route control units are identifying the airline of that aircraft to have further solutions, he said.

Residents in Nghi Loc admitted that they are also afraid of having their houses’ roof torn off, due to plane landings and take-offs, as they live too close to the airport.

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