Lightning kills aircraft at Hanoi airport, Vietnam

While working at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, an aircraft maintenance worker was fatally struck by lightning.

The 40-year-old worked for the engineering company Vietnam Airlines, a subsidiary of Vietnam Airlines.

He was checking a Vietnam Airlines plane that was preparing to fly from Hanoi to Vinh in central Vietnam when lightning struck the plane’s right wing and struck a vehicle. He died on the way to the hospital.

The representative of Noi Bai airport said that an international standard lightning protection system was installed at the airport.

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