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  1. Guangdong only has enough water for half its needs

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yi Hu and Dikky Sinn Guangdong faces a water shortage of 7 billion cubic metres- nearly half of its needs until the spring flood season in April. The province's Flood Control and Drought Relief headquarters estimated its total demand for water from n ...

  2. Tail-strike monitors needed, Cathay finds

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... concluded. As a result, the plane was too low off the ground when its nose angled upward, causing the tail to hit the runway, according to the internal company report seen by the Sunday Morning Post. ...

  3. Quarantine ends for 262 found Sars-free

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Quarantine ended for 262 people yesterday after they were declared free of Sars. The quarantined people had come into contact with Sars patients in Beijing and Anhui province during last month's outbreak of the virus and were placed un ...

  4. The chequered, tragic history of the MD-11

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The MD-11, which went into service in 1991 with its distinctive third engine on the tail, was haunted by safety concerns throughout its production life. Based on the DC-10, it was heavily computer-reliant and began developing seemingly unrelated glitches soon after entering service. Boeing took over production from McDonnell Douglas and made a series of design modifications ...

  5. Cathay adjusts fuel-line clips after leak

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Cathay Pacific yesterday confirmed it had adjusted fuel-line clips on 27 engines in its Boeing 747-400 airliners, after concluding their positioning caused a fuel leak in September. The cause was revealed only after the press inquired about th ...

  6. Lack of fuel forced Cathay jet back

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The pilot of a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 that returned to London after an engine was shut down considered continuing the flight to Hong Kong with only three of the four engines working. Flight CX250 was only forced to go back to Heathrow s ...

  7. Rail safety still gets high marks

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Benjamin Wong and Martin Wong Transport officials maintain the rail network in Hong Kong meets high safety standards despite the recent series of mechanical glitches. The Environment, Transport and Works Bureau drew that conclusion in an information paper ...

  8. KFC apologises after banned cancer dye found in products

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Kentucky Fried Chicken has offered a public apology on the mainland after two of its products were found contaminated with the cancer-causing Sudan 1 dye. The company also ... for Yum Restaurants China which is KFC's parent company on the mainland, said the sale of New Orleans chicken wings and chicken burgers had been suspended at more than 1,400 KFC outlets ...

  9. 23 flights hit as 747's tyres burst

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... More than 20 flights were delayed early yesterday after two tyres on a Cathay Pacific jumbo jet carrying 350 passengers shredded as it accelerated down the runway for takeoff at Chek Lap Kok. The pilot of flight CX289 to Frankfurt was forced to abandon ta ...

  10. MTRC urged to improve safety measures

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... emergency measures and train safety in the wake of an unprecedented arson attack two months ago. The company says the incident was handled effectively. During a Legislative Council transport panel ... on train safety would be enhanced. But independent legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip criticised the company for not alerting the Fire Services Department and police until two minutes after the fire ...




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