Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1992 times:
Let me ask you a question.
If your at the airport spotting and you get bored, what do you do ?
a) Go home
b) Talk to your friends
c) Start throwing rocks at the airport fence !!
Well option three is what a couple of so called `spotters' did at CLK yesterday. The result was that 3 (three) van loads of police arrived and spent about 30 minutes taking their ID's and checking their bags etc. Even one of the senior officers was called out.
This may have been fun for them but if this area is now closed to the public my friends and I, not to mention thousands of fishermen are going to get very pissed.
So I would like to say a big thanks for those guys and I hope this area near 25R does not get closed off !!
These guys may only want the `PERFECT' photo but its no reason to hurt the hobby for others.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6448 posts, RR: 56 Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1690 times:
I completely agree, these guys were being immature idiots, and if the authorities clamp down on what is otherwise an innocent hobby, I will be rather eff-ing pissed off to say the least.
It reminds me of the times spotters from Manchester used to visit and trash the areas at Kai Tak, leaving rubbish everywhere, using walls as public toilets and making the authorities not like us very much. I realise that not all Manchester spotters are like that, but there are some of you out there that act like hooligans and now you have made a name for yourselves.
OO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1641 times:
Oh oh oh, at AMS we once had the situation some environmental activists managed to get on a KLM 767 (not in but on.. they were all sitting on top of the fuselage) by walking onto the pier from the airport terrace, result: 1,5 years long the terrace had been closed.
Sia jubilee From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 145 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
I totally, completely agree with you.
Afraid of that the spot will be closed or be resticted.
I don't like to see or talk with those "professional photographers" but not really like airplanes.
Get their "ideal" shots is their dream. Yes, I cannot stop them or discuss about them on the board. But after the case happen on yesterday(I had be phoned at 1900hrs). I felt.....upset why those guy chose the option "c"--Start throwing rocks at the airport fence !!
SashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
One word can only describe those so-called spotters who threw rocks: IDIOTS.
I back the authorities' move, but still it's too cruel to other genuine spotters to close the area off completely. You should complain to the airport or police people explaining politely the situation.
Cxcx330 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 118 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
How come the 3 guys are so stupid!!??
I think AA will closed that area because they like to ban aviation fans in HK.. Before 25R was opened.. We walked on the grass near 25L.. But they.. still asked us to go away without a reasonable reason.. Now.. They know that there is a great spotting area next to 25R.. So they will close it and let us (aviation fans) to get nowhere to take photos..
Tk From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1576 times:
Kasing: Ok, I stabbed you with a kife. Yet I was not arrested, so I did nothing wrong. Is this what you are saying??
Daryl, Alan and Colin, I think we really should contact the airport authorities explaining the whole situlation. If the place gets shut down, it will be a great loss to us spotters considering the already lack of places for photography at CLK.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6448 posts, RR: 56 Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
A situation like this does not need people to know what was said. People saw the idiots throwing rocks at the fence. What could the excuse possibly be to make it ok??? Perhaps they were employed by someone to test airport security? Perhaps they saw a very poisonous snake climbing up the fence? There is no excuse. Who cares what was said!
Kasing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1569 times:
Actually, if the guys did not throw rock to the fences, it is no way to arrest them. Think what the HKG people threw rocks in Kwun Tong Pier during spotting. Maybe some of the HKG spotters did throw.
Police would arrest the suspect if they get sufficient proof - at least witness and the CCTV tape. The police and security could watch the tape immediately. But the guys are free to go after the tape was reviewed that moment (I think because the communicate through mobile phone).
Think about the situation of that location. There is a mechanical facilities building near and access is a must to that building. Don't be too serious since there were some interactions between spotters and securities before on various location in HKG.
Sia jubilee From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 145 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1550 times:
As I know and seem that. You are one of the member of the club which those three guys joined?
As I said before, either in "airliners.net" or "world-airliners.com".
We cannot judge the case before the file closed by the lawcourt or related department. Otherwise, we are "depising court"! Illegal !!!!!!
Just like CX flyboy said "Perhaps they were employed by someone to test airport security? Perhaps they saw a very poisonous snake climbing up the fence? There is no excuse. Who cares what was said!"
Anyway, if the file of the case closed.
I can POST the photo up to the board.
Maybe we can judge then what it was happen.
Wingtak88 From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1521 times:
Well i think throwing stone into the sea from Kwun Tong pier is DIFFERENT from throw rocks at the fence!
People throw rocks to the sea BUT NOT TO AIRCRAFT OR AIRPORT! Especially from a Aviation lover! WHAT IS THE POINT? You love planes and the airport so you just destroy it? how about bomb it and become FBI top-ten most wanted? IDIOT!
YES YOU CAN POST THOSE PHOTOs! You are not making comments to the case while you posting those photos.
and Alan, if you really think mr. Kasing did such a thing, you can just call the police with those photos.
Those photo can be evidences to proof what you SERIOUSLY said! IT would help the police to find out the suspect who did it.
Kasing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1510 times:
If I threw rock to the fences and they must have their CCTV video tape as their proof. As I listen to their conversations, not the sensors near us are activated.
As a normal practice, check ID is a "normal" procedure since the police need to know you identy.
They saw the tape and they have no further action.
Anyway, I need to share what I have done yesterday.
1. At about 3:30pm,we threw rocks for fun and not toward the fence. (As I mention, it is free to throw - think you are in the beach... no need to say more).
2. Airport Security approached us at 3:50pm
3. Police arrived at about 3:55pm. Of course they need to do their "normal".
4. Police and Securities called back to console (control) to see the CCTV record and they collected info in vicinity.
5. Since explosive matters (near chinese near) are a little common in villages in Hong Kong (of course illegel), all the bags were opened and there was NO SEARCHING by police. Only suspect would be searched by police.
6. They have no findings on the CCTV tape and there is no witness on this situation and we were free to go on 4:30pm.
I need to share what was happened yesterday since a lot of guys were trying to guest what happen in that case and they think a little bit negative. I need to say I am sorry if I make any inconvenience to anybody. But I indeed to say there is NO ATTACH ON FENCE.
I think we all care about the spotting locations in HKG and please be patient since there is no rock tocuhing the fence and Gordon was nearby and you may ask him for further info. Please do not make any more guests since you were not in that sitaution. Of course it is welcomed to post any photo related to this situation, maybe more than 10 policemens around the spotting location with MP5 machine guns. If you friends (Daryl, Gordon and someone I don't know) want to be witness, they are all welcome and see what is the meaning of "depising court" you mentioned. Prosecution is the duty of Security of Justice or his/her representatives. You are welcomed to be witness if you see that situation and the suspects are prosected.
If you think it is shame, show the proof. Not just say...... I think you would like to see someone is prosecuted in front of you. I recommend you to ask you teachers about the statutory procedure on arrest.
And I will not response to this post anymore since I have presented all the thing. Once again, I apologise for any inconvenience cause to anyboyd!
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6448 posts, RR: 56 Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1498 times:
I don't think the police need proof, there are plenty of security cameras everywhere and I am sure that they will have this on film already.....I wasn't there, but surely this is the reason the police knew about it anyway.
Skybutt From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1480 times:
Shame....you get what it means?
OK, you are saying that you are just throwing rocks LEGALLY at the airport area, then you must have been throwing boulders for activating several police to do the NORMAL.....WOW, what a sight!! I wish I was there seeing you crack the boulders!! I will throw stones at the beach, but not really at the airport. Throwing is alright, but not stupid enough to let the police come and tell you to stop.
If the police are really doing the normal, do they need to call for assistance holding mp5's? If you say yes, then the police can be fired for doing nothing after their 3:15 teabreak.
I assume that you don't really know what shame means, after you being warned and alerting all of us that the place might be closed because of you idiots. I am sorry for saying that you are shameful for making all the trouble. Go and throw the rocks all you want. Its FREE and LEGAL, Mr Kasing.
I am not too familiar with the prosecuting progress, but I am sure the police will come when there is trouble. Maybe somebody called the police when they saw you throwing rocks...HAHA...check it out.
Sia jubilee From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 145 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1473 times:
6 MP5 guns, what do you think......
I will be fainted immediately:-o !!??
Seem Kasing posted at 2001-02-12 15:20:22
"Them" not "us". Maybe the client(s) don't want we talk such much on "them".
But our discussion or we are very mind if the spot will be closed offically by Airport Authority . Serious! HKAA so stupid, every one know.
Let's back to the MP5's topic.
Heard that firstly was only the AA guard appear.
And they have made a negotiation with the guard before the police came.
Note that the HKAA guard is not police.
Anyway, we just talk about the spot those "photographers" disliked.
Where called no background or rolling car etc.