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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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Nah, light the lanterns. Let them fly hight!

We are all going to die soon enough. Have a little fun while we are at it. As for dumb things, most people are overweight, smoke, eat fast food, and don't exercise. On the scale of risk lanterns are about 1,000,000.

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Great....and let's ban water throwing on Songkran...after all, someone may drown. And while we're at it, let's ban spicy Thai food, after all think of all those taste buds that die, and of course, pretty girls (traffic distractions), monks (they can trip over their robes!), extreme sport along the mae sai valley, elephants (too dam_n big).....what do you think this is, Chiangmai???????

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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

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

No airplane is going to crash from a lantern.

Isn't it lucky we have an expert on air safety on the forum.

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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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The lanterns are held open at the mouth by wire. Wire is conductive to electricity. If it crosses wires, Boom!

If one got sucked into a jet engine on full power while climbing out it could cause a flame out of the engine and then not enough power on one engine to continue to climb. I heard a jet suddenly reduce power the other day on take off and saw a lantern near it.

Last year I counted 18 of them littering the place up on the ten minute run to my boys school.

But who cares? Everyone buys polystyrene kratongs to throw into a river as well the spirit world is more important than the environment.

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