Flights unable to contact sleeping air traffic controller at Vietnam airport
Two flights were unable to contact air traffic controllers at an airport in northern Vietnam earlier this month after it was discovered that the first command was asleep and his assistant was absent, the country’s aviation watchdog confirmed on Tuesday.
The incident involving two separate Vietjet flights occurred at Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong City on March 9, with the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam completing its investigation into the case earlier this week.
According to the CAAV, the captain of Vietjet flight VJ921 bound for Seoul tried to contact the Cat Bi air traffic controllers 29 times but they never replied.
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Posted: 29 Mar 2017 14:29:31