Cathay flight forced to make emergency landing A Cathay Pacific flight bound from Tokyo to Hong Kong was forced to make an emergency landing in the Japanese city of Nagoya, west of the capital, after pilots detected smoke near the cockpit yesterday. The 194 passengers were delayed for 71/2 hours and transferred to another flight. None of the passengers or the 13 crew members were injured in the incident. Weatherman gains prestigious post Lam Chiu-ying, director of the Hong Kong Observatory, has been elected vice-president of the World Meteorological Organisation's regional association for Asia. It co-ordinates the implementation of global meteorological services in Asia. A government spokesman said Mr Lam's election was recognition of the high standard of the Observatory's work by members of the global organisation. two killed, 17 injured in shenzhen highway crash Two people, including a Hong Kong passenger, were killed in a crash on the Shenzhen-Shantou highway. Xinhua reported that a bus crashed into a container truck while heading towards Shenzhen from Fuzhou. The bus driver and a passenger died instantly. Seventeen people on the coach were injured. They were sent to hospitals in Shantou and are in stable condition. Oustanding young person a delegate to the cppcc A report on Page 2 of yesterday's South China Morning Post incorrectly stated that Hong Kong solicitor Kennedy Wong Ying-ho, who has been named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 2003, is a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. Mr Wong is in fact a Hong Kong delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. We regret the error.