Vietnamese citizens brought home from US

Thursday, 2020-07-16 17:32:59
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Passengers queue up to check-in at San Francisco Airport (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese authorities, representative offices in the US and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines have coordinated with the US to conduct a flight bringing Vietnamese citizens back home on July 15-16.

Vietnamese representative offices in the US actively supported the citizens. The Consulate General in San Francisco sent officials to the airport to help them complete all the necessary procedures.

Preventive measures against COVID-19 were implemented rigorously during the flight.

Upon landing at Van Don international airport in northeastern Quang Ninh province, all passengers and crew members had their body temperature checked and were quarantined as per regulations.

Tragically, according to Vietnam Airlines, a male passenger, born in 1947 had an accidental fall after using the restroom, the plane having been in the air for over 13 hours and cruising at an altitude of 33,000 feet (about 10 km). Crew members and passenger doctors on the flight actively provided him with first aid, but sadly he died before the plane landed at the airport.

The airline reported the incident to the relevant aviation agencies.