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Old 30th Oct 2016, 03:39
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Skol is correct re. QF at KLAX, it was Hughes Field, not Hawthorn. I could (but I won't) even tell you who the three pilots were, and how it happened, and including with a major fumble of a frequency change which left the QF off frequency.
Good old QF have had several cases of the wrong field, including Tullamarine before it opened, Changi when it was still RAF Changi, and a whoopsie at Honolulu.
Not to mention close goes at Karachi ( International versus Drigh Road) and others.
All very embarrassing.
I was in London the day a Lufthansa B707 landed at RAF Northolt.
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