Euclid
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Laura Bush & Daughters Flew To SA With What?

Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:40 pm

A report in my daily newspaper states that Laura Bush and daughters Barbara and Jenna arrived in South Africa (Cape Town) for a short visit in a military Airbus A340 - 600.

Surely this cannot be right? Obviously the journalist could not give a rat's ass to make sure what type of aircraft they flew in on.

Question is, with what aircraft did they actually fly? If I can find out I can send an e-mail to the paper to point out their error, and to tell them to get their facts straight before printing bullshit like this.

Below is a link to the article, unfortunately it is in Afrikaans, but if you look at the third paragraph, the words Airbus 340-600 will stand out like a sore thumb. The paragraph states that she is accompanied by about 40 personnel, 15 of wich are overseas journalists.

http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_1736305,00.html

Edit: Here is a link to an English newpaper's report:

http://www.citizen.co.za/index/article.aspx?pDesc=5483,1,22

[Edited 2005-07-12 14:44:05]
 
ha763
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RE: Laura Bush & Daughters Flew To SA With What?

Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:04 pm

Considering that the USAF does not have any Airbus aircraft, nor do I think there is even a military A340-600, you are correct in that Mrs. Bush and her daughters did not arrive on an A340-600. They most likely flew in on a C-32 (757).
 
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RE: Laura Bush & Daughters Flew To SA With What?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:02 am

Quoting Ha763 (Reply 1):
Considering that the USAF does not have any Airbus aircraft, nor do I think there is even a military A340-600, you are correct in that Mrs. Bush and her daughters did not arrive on an A340-600. They most likely flew in on a C-32 (757).

Thanks very much for the info.

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