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Discussion in 'Latest Airline Incidents' started by Exuma Guy, Apr 24, 2021.

  1. Exuma Guy

    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member VI

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    https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society...shuts-down-ho-chi-minh-city-runway/60537.html

    A lightning strike damaged one of the runways at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday afternoon, but causing no delays thanks to swift repair and coordination.

    During the rain at about 3:30 pm in the same afternoon, lightning struck two locations on the runway 25R/07L, resulting in one damaged surface with a diameter of 25 centimeters and depth of five centimeters and the other with a diameter of 15 centimeters and depth of three centimeters, according to the airport authority.

    No airplanes were running on the runway at the time of the lightning strike.

    The runway was suspended for a nearly-one-hour repair and swiftly reopened later.


    During the repair process, the airport authority substituted the 25L/07R so that no flights were affected.

    The incident was also reported to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam later the same day.

    The runway 25R/07L was inaugurated in early January after being upgraded and renovated.

    It was struck by lighting and temporarily shut down for three days in July 2015.
     
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  2. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Hmmm maybe it was the hand of God!:cool:
     
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    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member IV

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    Although I missed the draft by a couple of months, the sunset clause Congress had put on it after Nixon asking for an extension, I have trouble seeing Vietnam as a country we have diplomatic relationships with, sell aircraft to, get some of my t-shirts from. I don't know just feels weird. Although it was almost 50 years ago I guess it was the same as me visiting Germany in 1974 where it was only 30 years ago. Any of this brain fog nonsense make sense. Just saying.
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yep 58,000 Americans paid the price
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Forgive and forget........useless wars caused by inept corrupt politicians.

    NO WAY!
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    I had the same thoughts when I visited Bavaria in 1986. Isn't it funny how all of our old enemies are now friends/allies?
     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member VI

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    I've had the opportunity to talk to US veterans that returned to see Saigon in recent years. All of them remark that nothing is the same as they remember. They also note something I noticed- There are more capitalists there than in the US. It seems every Vietnamese has the same dream- their own business. In my travels around the world, I have come to accept that government of any type (socialism, communism, democracy) is not so different from governments of other types. They are all about power, and the US politicians have started more than 1 proxy war for whatever reasons.
     

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