Vietnamese aviation authorities have fined an airline passenger for damaging a life vest on a flight, news website VnExpress reported.
Nguyen Van Nam, 48, of Hanoi was ordered to pay VND4 million (US$180) by the Northern Airports Authority.
The incident happened onboard a Vietjet Air flight from Buon Ma Thuot to Hanoi in April. Nam reportedly pulled the life vest from his seat and tore it off while crew members were performing pre-flight safety demonstration.
Recently some air carriers have complained that some passengers tried to steal life vests or ignored safety instructions.