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(WFAA Fort Worth)   Crack reporters race to airport, take close-up pictures of plane that just belly-landed. JUST KIDDING, the article is scarce on actual facts, just uses a stock aerial photo from 2007 of the airport   (wfaa.com) divider line 48
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2013-08-18 03:24:21 PM
SCARCE...

*facepalm*

subby
 
2013-08-18 03:36:45 PM

markie_farkie: SCARCE...

*facepalm*

subby


No worries, just say the 'C' scraped off during the landing.
 
2013-08-18 04:11:08 PM
Let me guess, subby... for something posted that fast, you're trying to burn a coworker at WFAA, right?
 
2013-08-18 04:12:03 PM

vicejay: Let me guess, subby... for something posted that fast, you're trying to burn a coworker at WFAA, right?


Never worked for them or any Belo company ever..
 
2013-08-18 04:53:50 PM
I've never met a crack reporter.  I've met a few crack whores; I assume it's something similar.
 
2013-08-18 04:56:18 PM
Subby needs to lay off the crack.
 
2013-08-18 05:41:57 PM
Hurray for slow news days?

Something out of the ordinary happened at an airport! No one was hurt & no property was damaged (outside of the airplane, probably), but we just thought you should know: something happened.
 
2013-08-18 06:48:36 PM
I would have remembered to lower the gear if I hadn't been distracted by that damn horn.
 
2013-08-18 06:49:54 PM

Di Atribe: Hurray for slow news days?

Something out of the ordinary happened at an airport! No one was hurt & no property was damaged (outside of the airplane, probably), but we just thought you should know: something happened.



HEY. Subby still wants a reporter on the scene, got it?
 
2013-08-18 06:52:03 PM
I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.
 
2013-08-18 06:57:02 PM
Somebody is farking lazy.
 
2013-08-18 06:59:03 PM
Ho Lee Fuk
 
2013-08-18 07:00:26 PM
Get me Rex Kramer!
 
2013-08-18 07:03:43 PM
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2013-08-18 07:05:43 PM
So it was a good landing?
 
2013-08-18 07:06:48 PM

Di Atribe: Hurray for slow news days?

Something out of the ordinary happened at an airport! No one was hurt & no property was damaged (outside of the airplane, probably), but we just thought you should know: something happened.


Local news day.  People in plane might have had people concerned about them.  Freaking out about this is like freaking out about the concept of traffic and weather reports.

"Serious bottleneck on I-10, due to a stalled car in the right lane.  We've just been informed that the car has been removed."

"BLAAARGHGBLBL I KNOW I'M LOOKING RIGHT AT IT! SLOW NEWS DAY!?
 
2013-08-18 07:12:05 PM
Well, with respect, it's pretty typical of how small airplane crashes with no injuries are reported.

So I offer this photo from Dr. Strangelove, aviation related and with an (semi) interesting error in it.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-18 07:17:13 PM
Nice ad for belly fat beside a belly landing.
 
2013-08-18 07:17:39 PM
"...the article is scarce on actual facts,"

You mean like most Fark links subby?
 
2013-08-18 07:24:18 PM
"The pilot and a passenger were able to walk away from the aircraft after skidding to a stop."

Ok that sounds really painful. Serious butt rash.
 
2013-08-18 07:24:23 PM
Nobody knows how breaking news works in the digital era, apparently - you post what happened, then you run out to the scene to get your photo and make your phone calls to get the deets. In the era of Twitter, you don't take the hours to pursue the story before you go ahead and post a few lines giving a basic idea of what happened.

--- Note: This is no excuse not to get confirmation. Too many reporters, even at the upper echelons of our industry, forget the confirmation side of things. The coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and the Gabby Giffords shooting, in particular, was shameful.
 
2013-08-18 07:25:11 PM

RoyBatty: So I offer this photo from Dr. Strangelove, aviation related and with an (semi) interesting error in it.

[i.imgur.com image 590x386]


The shadow?  Looks like a B-17's shadow.
 
2013-08-18 07:26:24 PM
And subby, the word you were looking for is 'SCANT' not 'SCARCE. English - do you speak it?
 
2013-08-18 07:26:56 PM
ZOMG A PLANE LANDED AND THERE'S NO CELL PHONE VIDEO ITS A CONSPIRACY!!1!!

Prolly the NSA disabled all recording equipment in the area using drones.
 
2013-08-18 07:29:39 PM
RoyBatty-

Same family at least.
Amazing how short a timeline from the '17 to the '52 and the difference in capabilities.
And that the B-17 when from decent to obsolete in less then 10 years and the B-52 which came alive about when I did will possibly keep going after I've stopped.

Well, just knocked the vodak onto my lawn, got to go, or get off, or something.
 
2013-08-18 07:29:51 PM

lifeboat: The shadow?  Looks like a B-17's shadow.


It is.  They used a B-17 to film the scenery, then added a B-52 model in later.  In some shots, the B-17s shadow was visible.
 
2013-08-18 07:33:52 PM
I see all the landing approaches to this airport through my office window.  It's kinda cool because you see the occasional WW2 aircraft coming down that are based there.
 
2013-08-18 07:38:04 PM
The one that gets me is just about every time someone crashes a home built aircraft, the talking heads on the local news say "An experimental aircraft crashed at a local airport today". The Experimental designation has a specific legal meaning. There is no experimenting going on when someone is flying a home built Piper Cub, or a Vari Eze. But they do have that specific legal designation, and they do have that word painted on the fuselage. So that becomes the most important part of the story, even though that classification likely had nothing to do with why the plane crashed.
 
2013-08-18 07:59:08 PM
Wouldn't have anything to do with the slashing of reporting jobs would it?
 
2013-08-18 08:00:50 PM

lifeboat: RoyBatty: So I offer this photo from Dr. Strangelove, aviation related and with an (semi) interesting error in it.

[i.imgur.com image 590x386]

The shadow?  Looks like a B-17's shadow.


Agreed.
 
2013-08-18 08:02:05 PM
Maybe the "journalist" who wrote this short story was thinking something like:

OMG! A small plane almost sort of crashed, the passengers walked away, and......

Oh, well.....why bother, I'm just going to phone it in, because I am bored with this nothing story, and let's throw in a stock aerial pic shot of the airport for added effect. Great, wrap it up.....lets get on with the next breaking news item. The public needs no further info at all.

/ Mostly....reporters are only parrots repeating the news of the day from the AP or Reuters, as there is nothing that resembles investigative journalism anymore in the few corporate major "news" networks left in this country.
 
2013-08-18 08:13:11 PM

Billy Bathsalt: So it was a good landing?


They both walked away, so yes.
 
2013-08-18 08:48:49 PM
So there's absolutely NOTHING else happening in the world today, that we get a report of a plane landing?
 
2013-08-18 08:56:32 PM
typical gear up. nonevent. read the prelim report tomorrow on the faa web site.

wfaa must be photoshopping the flames and finding billy bob joe bob who was a mile away and thinks he heard the plane come in for a landing when, it actuality, what he heard was himself sharting.

its aviation. its not scary.

a three car pileup with fatalities gets a twenty second blip because its causing traffic delays.

a textbook emergency landing gets pointless coverage for ten minutes.

/piloty rant
 
2013-08-18 08:56:39 PM

iron de havilland: Ho Lee Fuk

Bang Ding Ow
 
2013-08-18 08:57:34 PM
They should have gotten them from the NSA who could, also, have thrown in some beaver shots of Miss Teen USA.  Now that would have been priceless!
 
2013-08-18 09:14:40 PM
Good for them.  I wonder whether or not this is a story that is worth reporting at all.  Reporters love sensational crap like car and plane crashes but lets face it, in most cases these are not stories of any particular importance.  I applaud the reporter for not spending any more time than necessary on a trivial story.
 
2013-08-18 09:18:30 PM
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2013-08-18 09:21:53 PM

Ima4nic8or: Good for them.  I wonder whether or not this is a story that is worth reporting at all.  Reporters love sensational crap like car and plane crashes but lets face it, in most cases these are not stories of any particular importance.  I applaud the reporter for not spending any more time than necessary on a trivial story.


I kind of like it.  The story could have been written in 10 seconds.  "Without the benefit of wheels" is a pretty nice artistic flair...  Credit where credit's due?  I guess?
 
2013-08-18 09:28:11 PM
Came for the "Cracked" article. Left dissatisfied.
 
2013-08-18 09:31:49 PM

pc_gator: iron de havilland: Ho Lee Fuk
Bang Ding Ow


I. Fogat deGere
 
2013-08-18 09:33:40 PM

Abox: HEY. Subby still wants a reporter on the scene, got it?



Has a NEWS chopper on the way.

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2013-08-18 09:56:11 PM

Gyrfalcon: So there's absolutely NOTHING else happening in the world today, that we get a report of a plane landing?


Where is that manservant?
 
2013-08-18 09:57:34 PM
i enlarged the picture, got a magnifying glass, and i squinted a lot--even with my readers on.  i think i caught a glimpse of a cessna at the airport---but it could have been a 747--not sure.
 
2013-08-19 12:32:59 AM
www.thewizofodds.com
 
2013-08-19 01:01:07 AM
This is what happens when you get your news from bloggers.
 
2013-08-19 05:13:29 AM

LordOfThePings:


And Leon's getting larger.
 
2013-08-19 01:18:22 PM

RoyBatty: Well, with respect, it's pretty typical of how small airplane crashes with no injuries are reported.

So I offer this photo from Dr. Strangelove, aviation related and with an (semi) interesting error in it.

[i.imgur.com image 590x386]


Everyone knows that the B-52 has the radar signature of a B-17.
 
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