Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 Low Pass

cathaysmall.jpgHong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways has fired a senior pilot for carrying out an unauthorised low-level flypast in Seattle during the delivery flight of a Boeing 777-300ER last month.The incident took place on 30 January at Everett Airport immediately after Cathay took delivery of the new 777-300ER. After takeoff for Hong Kong the captain – chief 777 pilot Ian Wilkinson – returned the aircraft to the airfield and made a low-level flypast with the landing gear up.One industry source close to Cathay tells that the aircraft was at just 28ft-30ft above the ground.

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