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Aircraft Carrying COVID-19 Vaccine Cancels Landing at Narita

Aircraft Carrying COVID-19 Vaccine Cancels Landing at Narita

   Narita, Chiba Pref., May 17 (Jiji Press)--A strong wind forced an aircraft of All Nippon Airways, believed to be carrying the novel coronavirus vaccine, to abort landing at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, on Monday.
   After canceling the landing at Narita at around 11 a.m. (2 a.m. GMT), the airplane changed its course and landed at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda at around 11:40 a.m.
   It was the first trouble related to vaccine delivery since ANA started carrying COVID-19 vaccine doses by air in February.
   According to informed sources, the aircraft in question was a midsize plane flying from Brussels, carrying major U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc.'s novel coronavirus vaccine.
   The aircraft is set to wait at Haneda for the wind to die down and then head to Narita.

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