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Vietnamese passenger fined for wearing life jacket without flight staff’s consent

Vietnamese passenger fined for wearing life jacket without flight staff’s consent

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 21:03 GMT+7

A Vietnamese passenger aboard a local airline’s flight has been required to pay a civil fine of VND2 million (US$89.6) for using emergency equipment on the plane without the permission of the flight attendants.

The Northern Airport Authority on Monday slapped such a penalty on Nguyen Trung D. for taking out a life jacket without the consent of the cabin crew on board a plane bound for Ho Chi Minh City from the north-central city of Vinh on July 14.

The passenger was found violating regulations on using emergency/lifesaving equipment in civil aviation.

The flight crew then reported the issue to the Northern Airport Authority for handling.  

In Vietnam, such a violation is subject to a fine of VND1 million ($44.8) to VND3 million ($134.5).

In 2015, a Japanese national was caught smoking in the restroom on a flight of national carrier Vietnam Airlines from Japan’s Nagoya to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. He was then fined $185.

In April 2014, the NAA also fined a Vietnamese passenger VND10 million ($470) for opening an emergency exit “for more fresh air” while he was on board a Vietnam Airlines airplane that was about to take off from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport to the Central Highlands city of Pleiku.

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