F off: Cathay Pacific's embarrassing spelling mistake on plane

Cathay Pacific has been left red-faced after a massive spelling mistake was made on the new paint job on one of its aircraft.

Photos have emerged showing the letter 'F' missing from the words "Cathay Pacific" on the side of the plane.

"Oops this special livery won't last long! She's going back to the shop!" the airway wrote on Twitter.

An engineer from Haeco, a sister company of the airline, told South China Morning Post the mistake was inexplicable.

"The spacing is too on-point for a mishap. We have stencils. Should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake I think," the engineer said.

The spelling error has drawn a large amount of humorous responses on the internet, who wondered how the mistake could have occurred.

"No one gives a F anymore, not even the painters!" one person wrote on Twitter.

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