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Cathay Pacific misspelled its own name on the side of a plane

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(Hong Kong Aviation Discussion Board)
  • A Cathay Pacific plane apparently ended up with the wrong spelling of the global airline's name on its side. 
  • The airline admitted to the mistake in a tweet.
  • Twitter has had a field day with f-word jokes.

Paintwork on a Cathay Pacific plane resulted in the misspelling of its name on the side of its plane.

An "f" from Pacific was not added, resulting in the plane being branded "Cathay Paciic". 

A photo of the mishap was first circulated on the Hong Kong Aviation Discussion Board, and Cathay Pacific on Wednesday made light of the misspelling: 

Twitter, of course, had a field day:

But some commentators believe that it may have been a stunt, resulting in free advertising for the airline.

The Evening Standard in the UK reported that an engineer for Haeco, a Cathay Pacific sister company, suggested it could have been deliberate. The engineer told the paper: "The spacing is too on-point for a mishap. We have stencils. Should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake I think."

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