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    Airliner fakes emergency so passengers can watch soccer game

    LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A chartered jet carrying 289 Gambian soccer fans pretended it needed to make an emergency landing so they could watch their team compete in the FIFA Under 17 World Championships, officials said Wednesday.

    The plane, claiming to be low on fuel, landed Tuesday near the stadium in Peru's northern coast city of Piura.

    "It truly was a scam," said Betty Maldonado, a spokeswoman for Peru's aviation authority, CORPAC. "They tricked the control tower, saying they were low on fuel."

    Emergency crews were scrambled ahead of the unscheduled landing by the Lockhead L1011 Tri-Star, owned by Air Rum Ltd., Maldonado said.

    The Air Rum plane, which she said was chartered by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, should have made its approach to the capital, Lima, but instead flew directly to Piura, entering Peruvian air space "without permission."

    The passengers were permitted to attend African team's 3-1 victory over Qatar on Tuesday night, she added, but the plane remained in Piura on Wednesday while authorities determined what penalty, if any, to levy against the airline.

    Gambian newspaper Daily Observer reported on its Web page Wednesday that the group of fans had been delayed for a week in a hotel in the small West African nation and were forced Friday to watch their country's victory over Brazil on television.

    Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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    The beautiful game.
    RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
    You'll never be forgotten.

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    • #3
      Didn't they make a movie a couple of years back about a bunch of soccer freaks that crashed in Peru and had to cannibilize each other to survive......talk about crying "Wolf"

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      • #4
        Silly foreigners.
        If you believe in something sacrifice a hobo to it or don't bother.

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          QUOTE(Hepatitis Dispenser @ Sep 21 2005, 06:01 PM) Quoted post

          Didn't they make a movie a couple of years back about a bunch of soccer freaks that crashed in Peru and had to cannibilize each other to survive......talk about crying "Wolf"
          [/b][/quote]

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            QUOTE(mw.2 @ Sep 21 2005, 04:02 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(Hepatitis Dispenser @ Sep 21 2005, 06:01 PM) Quoted post

            Didn't they make a movie a couple of years back about a bunch of soccer freaks that crashed in Peru and had to cannibilize each other to survive......talk about crying "Wolf"
            [/b][/quote]

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            Good to hear that was an actual movie and not just another one of my "fantasies"

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              QUOTE(Hepatitis Dispenser @ Sep 21 2005, 05:05 PM) Quoted post

              QUOTE(mw.2 @ Sep 21 2005, 04:02 PM) Quoted post

              QUOTE(Hepatitis Dispenser @ Sep 21 2005, 06:01 PM) Quoted post

              Didn't they make a movie a couple of years back about a bunch of soccer freaks that crashed in Peru and had to cannibilize each other to survive......talk about crying "Wolf"
              [/b][/quote]

              ALIVE
              [/b][/quote]
              Good to hear that was an actual movie and not just another one of my "fantasies"
              [/b][/quote]

              and it's actually a true story.
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              • #8
                And it was rugby, right?

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                  QUOTE(backstop @ Sep 21 2005, 05:11 PM) Quoted post

                  And it was rugby, right?
                  [/b][/quote]

                  It might have been....which would explain why they were such incredible pussies about just walking out of the Andes.

                  A REAL Football player wouldn't have complained about being hungry.
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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(BringBackZezel @ Sep 21 2005, 05:14 PM) Quoted post
                    QUOTE(backstop @ Sep 21 2005, 05:11 PM) Quoted post

                    And it was rugby, right?
                    [/b][/quote]

                    It might have been....which would explain why they were such incredible pussies about just walking out of the Andes.

                    A REAL Football player wouldn't have complained about being hungry. [/b][/quote]

                    and there was the whole anus fingering scene.

                    must have been a rugby team

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                      QUOTE(Dr.Gonzo @ Sep 21 2005, 04:19 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(BringBackZezel @ Sep 21 2005, 05:14 PM) Quoted post
                      QUOTE(backstop @ Sep 21 2005, 05:11 PM) Quoted post

                      And it was rugby, right?
                      [/b][/quote]

                      It might have been....which would explain why they were such incredible pussies about just walking out of the Andes.

                      A REAL Football player wouldn't have complained about being hungry. [/b][/quote]

                      and there was the whole anus fingering scene.

                      must have been a rugby team
                      [/b][/quote]
                      So now we're back to square one...still doesn't clear up if it was real or fantasy

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