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6th Aug 2010, 00:57
Air NZ pilot missing in Hong Kong (http://www.pprune.org/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10663989)

More than 50 emergency workers, tracker dogs and a helicopter have been searching for an Air NZ pilot who went missing on a tramp in Hong Kong. More (http://www.pprune.org/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10663989)

I wonder why do pilots have to go on such " adventures " while on a layover. A macho thing? I certainly hope for the best in this case but I am sometimes amazed at pilots going into bungy jumping, alpine skiing, etc at layovers. Well, they certainly will have wild and interesting tales to tell in the crew lounges of their exploits but please do so on their yearly vacations.

6th Aug 2010, 01:02
Air NZ pilot missing in Hong Kong - National - NZ Herald News (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10663989)

jungle drums
6th Aug 2010, 01:37
This story has an eerie familiarity - 12 years ago I was on an extended layover in HK and an executive of the Pernod Ricard co. went missing in the Castle Peak area. As part of a volunteer group, including teams of Gurkhas, we searched the area for 3 days.


Tough meeting the guy's mother & toddler on top of the peak with nothing found.

6th Aug 2010, 02:19
Speaking purely as a non-Kiwi, I'm guessing "tramping" actually means "hiking"....

6th Aug 2010, 02:33
No, it means tramping. Hiking is that girly thing you do in your designer boots, wearing your designer backpack with that thousand dollar goretex thingy on your bod. Tramping is what men do... :p:}:D

Dan Winterland
6th Aug 2010, 03:05
It's suprising how many people do go missing in HK each year while out hiking. You'd assume HK is a crowded metropolis, but it does have a lot of country parks and I can be on a trail only two minutes from leaving my house and not see anyone for a whole day!

6th Aug 2010, 03:20
So, how often does Mrs Winterland send you tramping ?:eek: