Passenger fined VND7.5m for injuring airline staff member

A passenger was fined VND7.5m ($331) on June 7 for throwing a mobile phone and injuring a Vietjet Air member of staff after getting angry over a missed flight.

The 32-year-old man from Thai Nguyen Province checked in at Danang Airport at 10 pm on June 3 but he was told that his flight had already left and he would be transferred to another flight the following morning. He was angry that he hadn’t been informed about the change.

When the staff warned him to not smoke in the airport, the man suddenly threw his mobile phone at the member of staff which cut her eyelid. The security guards quickly came to apprehend the man and the employee was taken to hospital. The man later admitted that he had been drinking before and lacked self-restraint.

According to Vietjet Air, due to bad weather, 10 flights from and to Chu Lai Airport in Quang Nam Province were cancelled. Many flights from Danang Airport had to take off sooner than scheduled.

The take-off time of the Danang-Hanoi flight on June 3 was moved from 11 pm to 8 pm. Vietjet Air said they had informed the passengers but the man provided wrong phone numbers and didn’t receive the notification.

The Middle Airport Authority fined the man VND7.5m.

Source: Dtinews