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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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To: kristinn

bttt


21 posted on 05/15/2010 6:19:00 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: JRandomFreeper

Cathay Pacific is on my list of decent airlines.


22 posted on 05/15/2010 6:21:06 PM PDT by Jemian (Support Bible translation in Papua. www.mmlott.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

APPEASING RADICAL ISLAM! How's that working out for ya Obama! 4 ISLAMIC ATTACKS ON US SOIL WITH AMERICANS KILLED SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN president!


23 posted on 05/15/2010 6:37:24 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Candor7

this is canada we;re talking about here. Remember Mark Steyn? Criminals have more rights there.


24 posted on 05/15/2010 7:15:40 PM PDT by max americana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amish?

More likely Nordic women again.


25 posted on 05/15/2010 7:47:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Jemian

Ditto


26 posted on 05/15/2010 7:57:49 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If it is Canada, it could be the other suicidal bomber type- Sikhs.


27 posted on 05/15/2010 8:10:30 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Canadian Broadcast Corporation on at 11pm EST States it was a hoax on two calls from a pay phone. Baggage all checked and all ok.

Worries me about the copy cat thing though. Just a lousy phone call and all that worry.

28 posted on 05/15/2010 8:18:34 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: All

Canada has a Air Force???


29 posted on 05/16/2010 10:38:54 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Jesus Saves... Allah Kills...)
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To: Peter Libra

Hoax or testing of defense systems?


30 posted on 05/17/2010 3:07:36 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: maica

Bomb Abiard Hoax, as reported by MSNBC. I am not so sure I belive it. Scrambling a flight of NORAD fighters doesn’t happen on a hoax.


31 posted on 05/17/2010 7:05:50 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is a fascist......He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: maica
Hoax or testing of defense systems?

A good question and I wonder how you arrived at this particular one? (I thought- ok someone has been listening to CBC (Canadian monolith television entity). (chuckle).

Yes, right there last night a statement by the urbane news reader. This to the effect that the Mounties were following any possible lead. Then came the "reasuring" statement.

"It could have been a test of the network that is a defence system" or like comment. Now wait with baited breath..... "If they did think the system would not work, they would be disappointed."

Who the "they" were, one can only guess. Still, if any doubt about it, hopefully the cockpit of these aircraft are absolutely proof against entry, by either a kook or homicidal swine.

32 posted on 05/17/2010 8:59:05 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Peter Libra
A good question and I wonder how you arrived at this particular one?

$$$

I've been around as many years as you have (based on your profile page.) Back in the "olden days" in school we actually learned to think.

I remember travelling in airports before 9/11/01 and seeing signs that had to be positioned before the customs screening areas with a message like "Jokes about bombs will be taken seriously."

It seemed to me a reflection on our culture that the signs had to be posted in order to remind adults with enough money and wit to travel internationally, to keep their stupid [funny, ha ha] remarks to themselves.

That was in an age of innocence compared to where we are now. While a hoax phone call is not out of the question, a deliberate attempt to determine what reponse a bomb threat will be met by, is equally plausible.

33 posted on 05/17/2010 10:36:39 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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