Flight delayed as passenger opens emergency door

Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific had to delay a flight from Ho Chi Minh City to the central city of Da Nang because one passenger opened emergency exit before the flight.
Passenger N.T.T opened the emergency door when he got on board; accordingly, the flight had to be postponed so that experts could fold life-jackets in the emergency doors.
The incident caused a one hour delay to the next flight of the same plane. Additionally, as per the safety regulation, the carrier decided not to use 34 seats near the exit door; hence, 34 passengers of the flight were transferred to next flight.
The airport managing board will issue fine on the passenger according to violating flight safety regulations.
The carrier spokesman said that in addition to delaying the flight, the carrier had to spend around US$10,000 to hire technicians to fold the life-jackets.
In related news, Vietnam Airlines announced that it canceled 4 flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and to Kaohsiung city of Taiwan (China) for two days since September 28 because of bad weather.

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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