A still from the video clip shows passenger Nghiem Tien Khoi throwing the pickle jar at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport on June 22, 2015.
The northern aviation authority has fined a Vietnamese passenger VND750,000 (US$35) for throwing a jar of food on the floor in Noi Bai Airport after he was not allowed to bring it to his flight.
Nghiem Tien Khoi, 38, was at a security check point before boarding his flight to Ho Chi Minh City on the afternoon of June 22.
After two officers detected the jar of pickled eggplant in fish sauce in his hand luggage, they asked Khoi to remove the jar and leave it behind.
They reminded him that aviation rules do not allow passengers to bring smelly liquids with them to the plane.
Khoi argued with the officers and yelled at them.
He got angry and tossed the jar onto the floor, breaking it.
Someone captured his act on a mobile phone and posted the video online.