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MH370 search: Chinese plane lands at wrong airport in Australia
Reuters Via FIRSTPOST ^ | Mar 22, 2014 | Unknown

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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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; china; iran; malaysia; mh370; waronterror; wongwei
I guess it happens to everybody
1 posted on 03/24/2014 10:05:46 AM PDT by Robe
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To: Robe

This reminds me of the Chinese “hot shot” pilot that kept messing with American aircraft until he crashed. His name was Wong Wei. Seriously...


2 posted on 03/24/2014 10:08:29 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Robe

Well ... if they read and spoke ENGLISH ...


3 posted on 03/24/2014 10:09:13 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Robe

In other news, Chinese pilot seeks asylum...................


4 posted on 03/24/2014 10:09:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Robe

Will China now claim the airstrip?


5 posted on 03/24/2014 10:09:39 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Robe

This is the onion correct? Why do I find this so funny? This is like a skit on SNL.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 10:10:44 AM PDT by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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To: Robe

They fly like they drive.


7 posted on 03/24/2014 10:10:45 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Robe

Sum Ting Wong at it again?


8 posted on 03/24/2014 10:11:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Robe

Captain Wongwey


9 posted on 03/24/2014 10:11:19 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Solson
Wong Wei

That is so wong!

10 posted on 03/24/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Robe

Well, they all look alike...


11 posted on 03/24/2014 10:12:30 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Robe

12 posted on 03/24/2014 10:12:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PistolPaknMama

He’s related to Mr. Itolo


13 posted on 03/24/2014 10:13:21 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Robe

Sounds normal to me. That is the world today. All screwed up.


14 posted on 03/24/2014 10:14:43 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: PistolPaknMama
So apparently it was Wang Wei. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hainan_Island_incident
15 posted on 03/24/2014 10:14:50 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: dfwgator

This was one of the funniest things on TV in a long long time.


16 posted on 03/24/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Robe

They don’t get out much...


17 posted on 03/24/2014 10:17:31 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: dragnet2

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.


18 posted on 03/24/2014 10:17:49 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: dfwgator
Sum Ting Wong at it again?

Wong Run Wei

19 posted on 03/24/2014 10:20:48 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: VRWC For Truth

“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.


20 posted on 03/24/2014 10:24:22 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: CondorFlight

Also Perth Intl runways are 06-24 and 03-21 and RAAF Base Pearce is 05-23 and 36-18.
Close but no cigar


21 posted on 03/24/2014 10:27:46 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Robe

22 posted on 03/24/2014 10:29:17 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Robe

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.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 10:32:16 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (A sarcasm tag would be insulting to the reader.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I hear it’s even worse now with the Climate Change stuff and all that.


24 posted on 03/24/2014 10:38:25 AM PDT by ken in texas
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“If you don’t 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?


25 posted on 03/24/2014 10:40:21 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: snoringbear

Just like those non carrot eating Japanese with that Zero.


26 posted on 03/24/2014 10:43:58 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> 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).


27 posted on 03/24/2014 10:55:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: LucyT; WildHighlander57; maggief; crosslink

Don’t miss this one!


28 posted on 03/24/2014 11:05:46 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Robe

Get him a job with Fed Ex (didn’t they have a cargo jet get into a small airport recently?)


29 posted on 03/24/2014 11:12:38 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: bigbob

Missed it by THAT much! (Maxwell Smart)


30 posted on 03/24/2014 11:13:44 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

That’s why I hate going south.. I lose all ma Chicklets out of ma pocket


31 posted on 03/24/2014 11:44:43 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Dr. Ursus

“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.


32 posted on 03/24/2014 11:53:48 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: snoringbear

Under estimating the enemy.


33 posted on 03/24/2014 11:56:44 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

“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 :)


34 posted on 03/24/2014 12:08:09 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Army Air Corps

I understand that maps in China that are written in Mandarin actually designate Australia as “New China”.


35 posted on 03/24/2014 12:13:45 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Robe

Never mind the airport. Did they get the short ribs order right?


36 posted on 03/24/2014 12:33:01 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: CondorFlight

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.


37 posted on 03/24/2014 12:44:49 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Robe

Kind of like the Asiana landing at San Francisco last year. The pilot’s name was wie-too-lo


38 posted on 03/24/2014 2:09:27 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Berosus

And a family going to Daytona Beach, FL ended up in Dayton, OH?
True.
Wasn’t me, really!


39 posted on 03/24/2014 2:15:17 PM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: Berosus
"...Oakland...Auckland..."

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.

40 posted on 03/24/2014 4:26:42 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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