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​Passenger throws phone at Da Nang airport attendant after flight cancelation  

Wednesday, June 06, 2018, 11:42 GMT+7
​Passenger throws phone at Da Nang airport attendant after flight cancelation  
Check-in counters of Vietjet Air at Da Nang International Airport, located in the namesake Vietnamese city. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A female employee at an airport in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang has been injured after a passenger, who was angered by his flight cancelation, threw a mobile phone at her.

The violent action happened at Da Nang International Airport at around 10:00 pm on Sunday, managers of the airdrome confirmed on Tuesday.

Pham Huy Cuong, a 32-year-old resident from the northern province of Thai Nguyen, arrived at the check-in counter of low-cost carrier Vietjet Air for his flight to Hanoi that night.

T., a check-in staff member, informed Cuong that his flight had been canceled due to bad weather conditions and he would fly the following day.

She added that the passenger could not receive the information regarding the cancelation in advance as he had provided the wrong phone number.

The man then became infuriated and threw his cellphone at the female attendant.

Security guards at the airport noticed the incident and escorted Cuong to their office.

The attack was also recorded by CCTV at the venue.

T. was later brought to the hospital with a cut above her left eye.

The passenger has admitted his wrongdoing, adding that he had consumed alcohol prior to the incident.

The case has been transferred to the Central Airports Authority and a suitable penalty will be imposed upon the attacker.

In July 2017, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam imposed a 12-month flight ban on a male passenger for throwing a cardboard box from his hand luggage in the face of a check-in attendant at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.

In October 2016, two male passengers named Tran Duong Tung, 33, and Dao Vinh Thuan, 38, were also slapped with a 12- and 6-month ban, respectively for beating up a female employee also at Noi Bai.

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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