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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

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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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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