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​Hanoi man gets nine-month flight ban over explosive threat

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 16:36 GMT+7

A Hanoi resident has been banned from traveling by air for nine months after threatening to detonate a mine when checking in for a Nha Trang-bound flight last month, Vietnam’s aviation watchdog announced on Tuesday.

Le Tuan Huu, 26, is prohibited from flying with any domestic and international carriers between September 16, 2017 and June 15, 2018, after which he will be subject to six-month special supervision ending December 15, 2018, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.

On August 16, Huu was completing security scanning to board a Vietnam Airlines flight to Nha Trang at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi when he made a “mine-threat statement,” the aviation authority said.

As the false statement was considered a threat to aviation safety, Noi Bai security officers immediately booked the case and reported it to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, leading to his flight ban.

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