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Birds cause cancellation of flights on Con Dao
Tuesday,  5/4/2021, 16:29 

Birds cause cancellation of flights on Con Dao

The Saigon Times

A Bamboo Airways aircraft. A Bamboo Airways flight QH1063 from Danang to Con Dao collided with birds while landing on May 3 – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – Bamboo Airways flight QH1063 from Danang to Con Dao collided with birds while landing on May 3, leading to it being halted for maintenance and the cancellation of other flights.

The collision set off a chain reaction leading to eight other flights getting cancelled (routes Con Dao – Can Tho, Con Dao – Danang, Hanoi – Rach Gia, Thanh Hoa – Con Dao). Several other flights were also affected.

Prior to that on April 21, after flight VN1500 from Dalat to Thanh Hoa entered the docking area at Tho Xuan airport, a broken brake fluid pipe along with dead birds were discovered, the local media reported.

At this time, the aircraft was supposed to transport passengers from Thanh Hoa to Dalat, but Vietnam Airlines deployed another aircraft from Noi Bai airport as a replacement, delaying the departure by four hours.

Bamboo Airways is currently developing six flight routes connecting Con Dao to HCMC, Hanoi, Haiphong, Danang and Can Tho. Meanwhile, Vietnam Air Services Company is developing 80 flights/week between HCMC and Con Dao, five flights/week between Can Tho and Con Dao and 21 flights/week between Hanoi and Dien Bien.

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