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A Boeing 747 nearly hit Tokyo Tower

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posted on Oct, 18 2004 @ 04:29 AM
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A Thai Boeing 747-200 came 200 meters from striking the Tokyo Tower on Sept 19th. Orient Thai airlines says the captain is to be suspended.


From Plane nearly hit Tokyo Tower

A Thai charter plane veered off course while approaching a Tokyo airport
last month, almost hitting the Tokyo Tower, a well-known landmark in the centre of the
Japanese capital, a newspaper says.

The Orient Thai charter jumbo jet came within 200 metres of striking the tower, a
333-metre high copy of the Eiffel Tower, when it veered to the north during the final stages
of its approach to Haneda airport just after midnight on September 19

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This happened almost a month ago. And we were just told now...



[edit on 2004/10/19 by Hellmutt]



posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 06:18 PM
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Japanese article with more details.

Asahi: Jet in `near miss' with Tokyo Tower

"At 12:15, the pilot got final clearance to land, but the jet did not turn toward Haneda.

Instead, the pilot flew north, reaching air space above the mouth of Arakawa River at 12:17 a.m. The plane then turned left, flying over tall buildings in the downtown Nihonbashi and Shinagawa districts before landing at Haneda airport at 12:24 a.m.

The captain made no radio contact with the control tower during the time the flight was off course, the sources said."



posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 07:07 PM
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somehow I'll bet that President Bush gets blamed for this...




posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by elevatedone
somehow I'll bet that President Bush gets blamed for this...



You know, this is all Bush´s fault.
And he´s also responsible for giving a bear rabies.

Bear with rabies kills two, injures six others - UPDATE
("Doctors have started vaccinating more than 100 people who came into contact with the rabid bear or its victims")




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