May 14, 2021 00:44 | About us
Language: Tiếng Việt | ພາ​ສາ​ລາວ | ខ្មែរ | русский | 中文

Plane cancels landing as dog “breaks into” airport

Jasmine Le Jasmine Le

January 21, 2021 | 19:19

A flight taking off from HCMC has to put off landing at Tho Xuan airport over safety fear as the aviation security is trying to catch a dog “invading” inside the airport.

vietnam begins construction on long thanh airport Vietnam begins construction on Long Thanh airport
cam ranh international airport granted airport health accreditation Cam Ranh International Airport granted Airport Health Accreditation
three vietnamese airports granted international heath accreditation for covid 19 preventive measures Three Vietnamese airports granted international heath accreditation for Covid-19 preventive measures
The plane had to halt landing for about 10 mins over safety concerns (Photo: ACV)
The plane had to halt landing for about 10 mins over safety concerns (Photo: ACV)

The rare incident took place at Tho Xuan airport, Thanh Hoa province on January 19 afternoon. The security force was reportedly guarding at Flight Zone 26 when they spotted a dog at apron No. 6.

The sudden appearance of the dog immediately caught attention. A supporting crew, including the Aviation security force and Tho Xuan airport’s Air Traffic Control, was dispatched to catch the stray dog.

The dog ran towards the head of Runway No. 31 upon detecting being chased after. At the time, a flight taking off from Tan Son Nhat International airport about to land at Tho Xuan airport had to halt landing and changed to waiting mode.

The security forces managed to round up the dog within 10 minutes. At 15h14, the plane safely landed. Tho Xuan airport’s security force later had organized an inspection and checked the system of security fences, door gates, and sealed the hole to avoid a similar incident, according to Tuoi Tre.

The aviation industry’s regulations mandate security forces to be in charge of catching stray animals wandering on runways, taxiways, aprons, in a bid to ensure flights’ safety upon landing or taking off. Animals, like cats and dogs, might be sucked into a plane’s engine if the proximity is too close. Thus, the aviation industry stipulates to regularly check the surface of the runway, taxiway, and apron to ensure that there are no foreign objects or animals entering the airport, affecting flight safety.

russia vietnam flight route re operated Russia -Vietnam flight route re-operated

Russian authorities have recently allowed to re-open flight routes between Moscow and Hanoi, Helsinki, New Delhi, and Doha as those locations meet epidemiological standards.

vietnam advises overseas citizens to travel home only when really necessary Vietnam advises overseas citizens to travel home only when really necessary

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with other ministries, agencies and localities is working on a plan to repatriate Vietnamese citizens with an urgent ...

vietnam officially halts licensing flights from uk and south africa over covid 19 Vietnam officially halts licensing flights from UK and South Africa over Covid-19

Vietnam officially suspends licensing inbound flights from countries and territories where the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic is ...

Jasmine Le