Kite-flying on the Da Nang Airport runway Thursday caused take-off and landing delays at the central airport, an
official from Vietnam Airlines said.
At around 5 p.m., air traffic controlers stopped all flights from taking off or landing at Da Nang airport when they saw a group of children flying kites on the runway, said Huynh Thi Tuong Van, an officer at the Vietnam Airlines central region office.
Lai Xuan Thanh, deputy chief of Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, told the news website Vietnamnet that the kites were flown by local children who had trespassed into the airport's restricted area.
Flights resumed at 9:30pm.