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Cathay Pacific plane from HK escorted to Vancouver
Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2010

Posted on 05/15/2010 5:13:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

VANCOUVER - At least two Canadian fighter jets escorted a Cathay Pacific passenger jet to a safe landing in Vancouver International Airport on Saturday due to a potential unspecified security threat, a North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesperson said.

Local media reports said the plane, which reportedly originated in Hong Kong, was towed to a secure part of the tarmac with passengers still on board.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airport; canada; canadian; cathay; cathaypacific; escorted; fighter; hongkong; islam; jets; muslims; pacific; plane; rop; spartansixdelta; vancouver; yvr
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1 posted on 05/15/2010 5:13:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Velveeta; Cindy

ping


2 posted on 05/15/2010 5:17:24 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray. Stop Barrystroika.)
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To: Clive

Ping


3 posted on 05/15/2010 5:17:56 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is a fascist......He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bomb threat, looking for more info.
4 posted on 05/15/2010 5:21:15 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Those pesky Amish again.


5 posted on 05/15/2010 5:21:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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( Did a passenger almost take over the cockpit? These homies would shoot the plane down without a second thought.)

6 posted on 05/15/2010 5:24:37 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is a fascist......He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Candor7

Canadian Forces bump.


7 posted on 05/15/2010 5:26:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Towed instead of taxied? wth? I've heard aircraft landing here with an engine fire being directed to the hammerhead to meet firetrucks under their own power.

Procedure is to kill the aircraft and tow it?

/johnny

8 posted on 05/15/2010 5:26:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So what goes on in the thoughts of the passengers to know their jet is being escorted to an unscheduled landing?


9 posted on 05/15/2010 5:26:41 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: HerrBlucher

I was just thinking that . . how horrifying that must be . . .the seconds seem like minutes


10 posted on 05/15/2010 5:28:57 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank God they are down. We have been on that route. Mostly Chinese passengers but many connecting from South and Southeast Asia as well as Americans and Canadians (of course).


11 posted on 05/15/2010 5:31:01 PM PDT by JimSEA ("A deeply, deeply troubled individual" per WJC)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe Kim Jong Il defected...


12 posted on 05/15/2010 5:34:00 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Candor7; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ..

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13 posted on 05/15/2010 5:37:18 PM PDT by Clive
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To: MestaMachine

This may be of interest to TM.


14 posted on 05/15/2010 5:39:32 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Procedure is to kill the aircraft and tow it?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Could have been a cockpit incident with a wounded pilot, so they shut her down after roll out.


15 posted on 05/15/2010 5:40:50 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is a fascist......He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64F00Q20100516?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

“They told us there was some sort of terrorist problem and the baggage would be held up,” an unidentified male passenger told Canada’s CTV News after disembarking the flight.

When asked if he was aware that the flight had been escorted by military jets into Vancouver, another male passenger said: “No, no idea. That’s news to me.”


16 posted on 05/15/2010 5:49:43 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Free ThinkerNY; AliVeritas; All

A Cathay Pacific aircraft is intercepted by CF-18 Hornet fighter jets. May 15, 2010. (Twitter) via CTV News
17 posted on 05/15/2010 5:52:28 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: HerrBlucher
So what goes on in the thoughts of the passengers to know their jet is being escorted to an unscheduled landing?

I would be seated way too far forward to have noticed the jet escort.

18 posted on 05/15/2010 6:13:35 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That sounds bad.


19 posted on 05/15/2010 6:16:15 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: kristinn

Incredible sobering photo.

A F-18 wouldn’t have much of a problem intercepting a 747-400.


20 posted on 05/15/2010 6:18:40 PM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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