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Chiang Mai Governor: Stop Lanterns!

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Stop lanterns!

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CHIANG MAI: -- Governor Thanin Supasaen has ordered 40 local administrative organisations to try to control the release of hot-air lanterns during the Loy Krathong to prevent harm and damage.

Airlines have agreed to stop flights from Chiang Mai after 6.30pm from November 27-29.

Thanin said the floating hot-air lanterns caused 30 blackouts lasting 13 hours last year. So, he had met relevant agencies to reduce risks, harm, or accidents.

Local organisations in Mae Rim, San Sai, Muang, Hang Dong and Saraphi districts have to stop locals releasing the lanterns. Or if they need to do so, they must inform the airport in advance. Revellers in other areas are allowed to release lanterns after 9.30pm.

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-- The Nation 2012-11-14

and the chiang mai mail !

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Till a plane crashes, nothing will stop these people. Third world Thainess.

No airplane is going to crash from a lantern.

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How did releasing hot air balloon cause 30 black outs last year? I'm serious. I just want to know. Did they crash into power generators? Wires? wai.gif

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And drive on a motorbike without a helmut. What the hell. We are all going to die sooner or later.

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Black outs are no fun if your sitting in little room with no air con or fan.

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Till a plane crashes, nothing will stop these people. Third world Thainess.

No airplane is going to crash from a lantern.

Indeed

That's only because they are stopping the flights, and prudently so because a stick of those lanterns could indeed fatally disable any size aircraft climbing out at night over the city.

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"hot-air lanterns caused 30 blackouts lasting 13 hours"

Can anyone explain to me how this is possible? The only think I can think is that the lanterns run into the lines - but even a stay childs balloon can run into lines at any time. Are the electric lines that fragile that the slightest disturbance would cause them to.....nevermind. I know that answer, TIT.

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Looks like we can expect lots of bright moves from this newly appointed governor.

After the great re-launch of the project of a useless new airport to complete the destruction of Chiang Mai valley, here comes the Stop Lanterns campaign.

Tourists come to CM for the festivities. Lanterns are not launched because of the visitors.

The reschedule/reduction of flights during the 2-3 days of lanterns launch would make more sense. Stopping what makes people come for doesn't.

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