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February 24, 2008

Cathay Pacific Airways 777 Buzzes Airport. [dri]

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The pilot of a brand new Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 777-300ER was fired this week for a stunt he performed reminiscent of the movie Top Gun. Captain Ian Wilkinson flew the 250 million dollar jet just 30 feet off the runway with its landing gear up on its maiden flight with an apparently oblivious Cathay Pacific chairman Chris Pratt on board. The airline denied forehand knowledge of the stunt and stated that they did not give the pilot permission to attempt it. A video of the event mysteriously disappeared from Youtube. Pictures of the incident were captured by photographers Tim Dauber and Liem Bahneman of aviation blog Seattle-deliveries.com.

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