Skip to comments.MH370 search: Chinese plane lands at wrong airport in Australia
Posted on 03/24/2014 10:05:45 AM PDT by Robe
Chinese plane lands at wrong airport in Australia
The first Chinese plane heading to Australia to join the hunt for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet landed at the wrong airport on Saturday, underscoring the difficulties facing the increasingly complex multinational search effort.
The Chinese IL-76 military aircraft made an unexpected stop at Perth International Airport before heading to its correct destination at RAAF Base Pearce outside Perth, where search and rescue operations for Flight MH370, which has been missing for two weeks, are now being coordinated.
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This reminds me of the Chinese “hot shot” pilot that kept messing with American aircraft until he crashed. His name was Wong Wei. Seriously...
Well ... if they read and spoke ENGLISH ...
In other news, Chinese pilot seeks asylum...................
Will China now claim the airstrip?
This is the onion correct? Why do I find this so funny? This is like a skit on SNL.
They fly like they drive.
Sum Ting Wong at it again?
That is so wong!
Well, they all look alike...
He’s related to Mr. Itolo
Sounds normal to me. That is the world today. All screwed up.
This was one of the funniest things on TV in a long long time.
They don’t get out much...
A poster at the site suggested that the Aussie pronunciation of “Perth” can sound a lot like “Pearce” (the airbase where they were supposed to land), making confusion easy for those who know English only as a second language.
Wong Run Wei
“They fly like they drive.”
LOL, well, their notion of instrument flying is to follow the rail road tracks. Their AF doesn’t do much foreign flying, especially over long spans of water. Actually, I’m impressed that they found Australia.
Also Perth Intl runways are 06-24 and 03-21 and RAAF Base Pearce is 05-23 and 36-18.
Close but no cigar
It’s hard to navigate, when you fly south over the equator. If you don’t remember to roll the plane over, as you cross the equator, everything goes out of whack. Even if you do the roll; you have to keep reminding yourself that west is on your right as you fly south. That can be real confusing for pilots used to flying north.
I hear it’s even worse now with the Climate Change stuff and all that.
“If you dont remember to roll the plane over, as you cross the equator, everything goes out of whack.”
Do you have to dress up in funny clothes if it is your first trip?
Just like those non carrot eating Japanese with that Zero.
> The first Chinese plane heading to Australia to join the hunt for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet landed at the wrong airport
File under “overplayed hand”.
Look for an uptick in “Bermuda Triangle” kinds of nonsense in the fringe media (which now include CNN).
Don’t miss this one!
Get him a job with Fed Ex (didn’t they have a cargo jet get into a small airport recently?)
Missed it by THAT much! (Maxwell Smart)
That’s why I hate going south.. I lose all ma Chicklets out of ma pocket
“Just like those non carrot eating Japanese with that Zero.”
Umm, not sure I got it. Why don’t you spell it out for me.
Under estimating the enemy.
“Under estimating the enemy.”
That was speedy. Ok, I asked, but I’m guessing you’re being less than candid. But, nevertheless, i don’t consider the Chinese my enemy - yet. And, I don’t underestimate them, Just stating a fact. Their military is structured as a defensive force. However, I will acknowledge that they’re in the process of changing in their quest to be considered a world power to be reckoned with they must have the ability to project power. But, they’ve got a long way to go before they get there for sure. There’s no railroad tracks to follow out in the Indian Ocean :)
I understand that maps in China that are written in Mandarin actually designate Australia as “New China”.
Never mind the airport. Did they get the short ribs order right?
That reminds me of the story I heard years ago about a guy getting on a plane that he thought was going to Oakland, and it took him to Auckland, New Zealand.
Kind of like the Asiana landing at San Francisco last year. The pilot’s name was wie-too-lo
And a family going to Daytona Beach, FL ended up in Dayton, OH?
Wasn’t me, really!
Three or four years a Brazilian bull rider (lots of them now) was flying commercial to the Bossier City Invitational event (near Shreveport).
After he got off his third or fourth connection he discovered he was in Boise, ID. He missed the event. The PBR TV guys had a lot of fun with that one.