Well, once again I'm posting to point out the utter ignorance of the media on aviation topics.
On Wednesday, Dec. 12 an Air Canada Jazz CRJ aborted landing at Kelowna, BC
and diverted back to Vancouver. The aircraft aborted landing "just seconds from touching down" and "gunned the engines and raised the nose". Now to me this sounds like a normal procedure, as this happens many times every day.
There is still some 'confusion' to work out as there are two different stories floating around. The passengers on the plane are reporting that they aborted landing due to a snow plow on the runway, but YLW
says the airport was closed for 16 minutes due to icy conditions. The TV
stations seem to think that this is a really big deal, despite it being normal procedure. The reporters seemed shocked and confused when they read from their little screen that "...they are calling the incident a "missed approach"
" That's kind of sad.
The News Rooms really should try and learn about what they're saying when they do stories about aviation incidents. Things like this happen every day, and is hardly newsworthy. What do you guys think about it?
I'll post a link directly to the story when it's available
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