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Cathay Pacific jet damaged in flight lands safely in Vancouver, no injuries

July 29, 2008, Vancouver, B.C. -  A Cathay Pacific 747 jet suffered some unspecified damage while descending into Vancouver International Airport on Tuesday, but landed safely.


July 29, 2008
By Administrator

July 29, 2008, Vancouver, B.C. –  A Cathay Pacific 747 jet suffered some unspecified damage while descending into Vancouver International Airport on Tuesday, but landed safely.

None of the 363 passengers aboard the jumbo jet was hurt.

Cathay Pacific spokeswoman Jennifer Pearson says the plane was en route from New York when something went wrong at 20,000 feet.

She couldn't say exactly what happened and an investigation is under way, but one report says an external panel on the fuselage had popped off.

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Pearson says arrangements are being made to get the passengers on another plane to continue their journey to Hong Kong.

Last Friday, a Qantas jet had to make an emergency landing in Manila after an explosion punched a three-metre hole in the fuselage.