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April Fools Or The Press (not) Doing Their Job?  
User currently offlinerampboy77 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 64 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

The AP reported that a AA 747 diverted to GRR while enroute MIA MSP.


Why can't they get it right when reporting aviation stories?

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User currently offlinejoelyboy911 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2009, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Simple typo? Boeing 737 -> Boeing 747. (I'm guessing they at least got the make right, and mistyped the model)

Other than that, the information in the article made sense to me. Sometimes it's just a simple mistake, not broad-spectrum idiocy.

To be fair, that should have been checked in proofreading somewhere, but bigger errors go to print (or web) all the time.

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User currently offlinebgm From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Why would it be an April fools on April 4th?

Probably a simple typo, these things happen.  

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