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What is one of the first things you learn when you start school? It's how to spell your own name.

Well, it seems like Cathay Pacific called in sick that day.

According to the South China Morning Post, photographs emerged on Wednesday morning of a Boeing 777-367 plane for the Hong Kong carrier, with its livery missing an 'f', leaving it to read as 'Cathay Paciic'.

However, the airline saw the funny side, and tweeted photographs of the mishap with the caption:

Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!

When an engineer for the airlines' sister company Haeco was shown the typo, he was baffled by how it could have occurred. Speaking to The Post, he said:

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 mishap is also likely to be an expensive one, reportedly costing several thousand dollars to fix, with a paint job on a whole 777 costing between $100,000 to $200,000, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Despite this, the internet found the whole debacle highly amusing.

'F' jokes abounded.

Others took matters into their own hands.

While others failed to see the funny side.

This isn't the first time that the airline have made errors on one of its paint jobs. A few years ago, one of the first planes to be painted in the airline's current branding had its green 'brushwing' logo painted back to front.

Better luck next time, folks!

HT Mashable

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