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(Huffington Post)   WGN anchors accidentally report a fake plane crash but turn it into a winning TV moment (w/video)   ( divider line
    More: Amusing, WGN, news anchor, Chicago Fire Department, Chicago, Martin Luther King Drive around, plane crashes, WGN Morning News, Chicago Police  
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2012-12-01 03:01:36 AM  
2 votes:
i remember when the internet didn't have minute long ads each time you wanted to watch a damn news clip.
2012-12-01 03:00:30 AM  
2 votes:
The best part was the weather forecast
2012-12-01 01:22:53 PM  
1 vote:
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Wanted for questioning.
2012-12-01 05:05:29 AM  
1 vote:
And then there's what WGN anchors do during break  Link
2012-12-01 03:40:02 AM  
1 vote:
I have to concur with some of the huffpo commenters.A breaking story with public tips and an unaware police force to straighten out the discrepancy does not make this bad reporting.An unfortunate story perhaps but who upon seeing a wrecked plane on a highway first opines it could be a movie being made?
2012-12-01 03:22:51 AM  
1 vote:
The news team at WGN 720 AM made a point that movie crews release a statement to the press to avoid these situations. Tv productions do not traditionally do this.
2012-12-01 03:16:03 AM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: I love the whole, "They [filmmakers] might want to tell the news folks before they do this."

What? How about you not jump to conclusions in a race for the story? The cops obviously knew about it because you need a permit for stuff like that. The only fail here is you.

TFA says they asked both the cops and the FAA, and no one knew or would tell them what was going on. The cops were actually checking it out as a potential crash themselves at the time.
2012-12-01 12:45:37 AM  
1 vote:
A better Link

The fun starts at 1'49"
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