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Another Plane Damaged After Stair Car Collision at Tan Son Nhat

If you think the streets of Saigon are dangerous, just be thankful you're not driving at the airport. In the latest of a series of vehicle collisions, a stair car drove into the left wing of a Jetstar Pacific airplane at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Friday.

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The BL570 flight traveling to Buon Ma Thuot at 6:55 am was forced to delay its departure, according to Tuoi Tre, as the repair team rushed to repair the damage. The incident was not serious and took the team under three hours to fix the plane's components.

This is the third such case in little more than a month. On August 27, a baggage truck at Tan Son Nhat crashed into the door of an Airbus A380, cancelling the China Airlines flight and costing an estimated US$1 million in damage to the aircraft.

Just a few weeks before that, another baggage truck tore the wing off a Hong Kong-bound plane at the Danang International Airport on August 7. Repairs on the plane required nearly two weeks to complete.

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