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Media Hype Of Aircraft Incidents  
User currently offlineCDNpax From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 45 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

I have been reading these two threads regarding relatively minor occurrences that the media seem to have blown out of proportion. I was wondering if anybody had other examples of reckless reporting of aircraft incidents that have unfairly tarnished the image of the airline involved.

The threads... AI overun... and AC RTO... Definitely could have been worse, but not altogether unusual occurrences

AI Boeing Skids On Mumbai Runway, Airport Closed (by AvioGuy Jul 30 2005 in Civil Aviation)
AC 320 Blows Engine On Take-off In YOW (by CayMan Jul 26 2005 in Civil Aviation)

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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Er...I wouldn't start throwing stones at the media. Spotters on this and other forums are frequently the first to start blowing regular go-arounds out of proportion and making them seem like major emergencies.

User currently offlineCDNpax From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 45 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Quoting Backfire (Reply 1):
...I wouldn't start throwing stones at the media

My apologies if that is how I came off. I am interested to see cases people may know of damage to an airlines image due to sensationalist reporting. In no way did I mean to imply that all media coverage is sensationalist or that the media alone is responsible for inaccuracies.

User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

Not to mention the media usually goes straight for "eye" witnesses that have no idea what went on. Media will say what they are told because they don't know any better. They lack the concept that for every plane that crashes there are 399,999 that don't.

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