N766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1720 times:
Usually the Seattle media is good about it. John J. Nance lives here (you may have read his aviation books) and he comes on KOMO/4 everytime theres a big crash and I know of a pilot who works for NBC (did a lot of work on the Kennedy crash last year- forgot his name) and he usually is pretty good.
Oxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1579 times:
It is always like that.
The newspaper today said that the A320 fuselage is as wide as the 747's fuselage.....WOW, only if it's true.
Some years ago when an Aeroflot A310 crashed, they showed a Tu-154 on the TV and said that the 154 is the 310.
A few weeks ago theres a picuture of an Airbus A300Beluga, and the discription says ' the A3XX shown is the largest aircraft in the world "
The people just wanted something to say and make them up .
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1475 times:
Sometimes I wonder if the media realises there are people in the world who know better than they do, and that when they make up facts and figures or get things confused, they look like complete morons!
I was watching a report on the Concorde after the Air France crash in Paris, and was stunned to hear the Concorde described as a "hyper sonic" airliner, among other things. I am amazed at how uninformed reporters and so-called "experts" can be!
Qantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1369 times:
Thankfully the media here in Australia is much more informed. I haven't heard one mistake about the AF concorde except for the difference in death toll numbers. When the Ansett A320 lost cabin pressure a few days ago, they actually showed an Airbus A320 belonging to Ansett.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1359 times:
Here is so many smart alecks. How did you know that there is no such aircraft like Boeing 320? Of course you know that this is BS, but you are aviation enthusiast!!! Media mostly concentraiting on POLITICS!
When they were showing reports on russian submarine, they showed some pictures of it. Did you know that they showed you different submarine and not exactly like the one on the sea bottom????? I bet any money that you had no idea!
Well, submarine fans can make fun out of you because you are fool and you didnt know that actually they had pictures of older version submarine.
The whole world rely on MEDIA, without them you wouldnt know that Gulf Air A320 crashed in Bahrain.
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1329 times:
When the Air France Concorde crashed, a news anchor said that an "Air Concorde" flight crashed.
Of course, it isn't the fault of the news anchors, it's the fault of the editors who put the stories on the teleprompter.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3277 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1295 times:
That reminds me of last year when the EgyptAir 767-300 ER went down off JFK. A prominent cable news network showed a picture of a 767-400 (which I recognized as I have the same picture in a book) and referred to it as the type that crashed, even though the type had not even been built yet! (The picture was really an artist's impression.)
It just goes to show how the media could mislead us on everything, not just aviation, if you let them...
BSL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1274 times:
Today Swiss newspaper "SonntagsZeitung" wrote that an American Airlines B-737 had to make an emergency landing at Goose Bay on the way from London to New York.
As far as I know AA doesn't have the 737 and the 737 doesn't fly from London to NY.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1260 times:
American Airlines had many Boeing 737-300 or 400 I dont remembere. And right now this is the list of American's Boeing 737 fleet.
N901AN Boeing 737-823 29503 184
N902AN Boeing 737-823 29504 190
N903AN Boeing 737-823 29505 196
N904AN Boeing 737-823 29506 207
N905AN Boeing 737-823 29507 231
N906AN Boeing 737-823 29508 240
N907AN Boeing 737-823 29509 254
N908AN Boeing 737-823 29510 263
N909AN Boeing 737-823 29511 267
N910AN Boeing 737-823 29512 271
N912AN Boeing 737-823 29513 289 #3AL
N913AN Boeing 737-823 29514 293 #3AM
N914AN Boeing 737-823 29515 316 #3AN
N915AN Boeing 737-823 29516 322
N916AN Boeing 737-823 29517 332 on order
N917AN Boeing 737-823 29518 344 on order
N918AN Boeing 737-823 29519 353 on order
N919AN Boeing 737-823 29520 363 on order
N920AN Boeing 737-823 29521 378 on order
N921AN Boeing 737-823 29522 383 on order
N922AN Boeing 737-823 29523 398 on order
N923AN Boeing 737-823 29524 405 on order
N924AN Boeing 737-823 29525 434 on order
N925AN Boeing 737-823 29526 440 on order
N926AN Boeing 737-823 29527 453 on order
N927AN Boeing 737-823 30077 462 on order
N928AN Boeing 737-823 29528 473 on order
N929AN Boeing 737-823 30078 488 on order
N930AN Boeing 737-823 29529 503 on order
N931AN Boeing 737-823 30079 509 on order
N932AN Boeing 737-823 29530 527 on order
N933AN Boeing 737-823 30080 on order
N934AN Boeing 737-823 29531 on order
N935AN Boeing 737-823 30081 on order
N936AN Boeing 737-823 29532 on order
N937AN Boeing 737-823 30082 on order
N938AN Boeing 737-823 29533 on order
N939AN Boeing 737-823 30083 on order
N2290W Boeing 737-823 29534 ex (N940AN) on order
N2291K Boeing 737-823 30084 ex (N941AN) on order
N2291Q Boeing 737-823 29535 ex (N942AN) on order
N2291W Boeing 737-823 30085 ex (N943AN) on order
N2292Z Boeing 737-823 29536 ex (N944AN) on order
N2294B Boeing 737-823 30086 ex (N945AN) on order