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Flight Delayed, Man Fined $2,360 After Bomb Joke at Noi Bai

A VietJet flight was delayed for over 3 hours yesterday morning after a passenger joked that he had a bomb in his carry-on bag.

According to Tuoi Tre, Flight VJ8571 was scheduled to depart at 6:50am from Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport bound for the central province of Khanh Hoa.

The poorly timed humour struck when an attendant was checking the boarding pass of a Hanoi man who said that his carry-on bag contained a bomb. When asked to repeat his statement, the man responded with the same “joke.”

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After being informed of the incident, the pilot aborted the flight and contacted security officers who didn’t find any explosive device.

The flight eventually departed at 10:00am without the jokester, who was fined VND50 million.

A similar incident occurred in March where a passenger made a similar comment. He was also fined and given a six-month flight ban.

[Tuoi Tre // Photo (for illustration purposes only) via fachridhzoe]

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