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nick24
27th Nov 2002, 08:35
As taken from the BBC Website, timed 09.28

There is a security alert at Birmingham International Airport.
Nine ambulances and five green goddesses are on their way to the scene.

Paramedics are already on site.

There are unconfirmed reports of problems with the landing gear on an aircraft.

mikegreatrex
27th Nov 2002, 08:36
Current reports 09.30z indicate a My Travel flight Manchester to Monastir, has declared an emergency and is diverting to BHX at this time.

Reports indicate landing gear difficulties.

Aircraft landed safely 09.40z, emergency services now stood down.

Any update as to to the nature of emergency?

Localiser Green
27th Nov 2002, 08:53
Landed safely, must be a slow news day seems like much a do about nothing.

Molesworth
27th Nov 2002, 08:59
That will be the same impartial, accurate and honest BBC that reported MyTravel shares had been suspended from trading yesterday? Yep, must be a slow news day. Don't do much, you journos, do you?

:)

jetstream7
27th Nov 2002, 09:02
Here's the link to the BBC News

website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2518211.stm

...and let's hope all is well rather than b!tching about journalists....

mikegreatrex
27th Nov 2002, 09:04
Rudder problems / Hydraulics suggested by press as the primary cause for a precautionary landing

CBLong
27th Nov 2002, 09:30
Not wanting to add to the anti-journo vibe (there's enough of that on here already), this amused me...

I followed the link from today's MyTravel non-story to another sensational BBC report of a routine diversion here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/2207227.stm) from back in August, and the unnamed wordsmith who crafted that one has misspelled 'chutes' as 'shoots', not once, but twice.

It does make you wonder what the BBC's "online journo application form" consists of...

:)

lomapaseo
27th Nov 2002, 12:39
>I followed the link from today's MyTravel non-story to another sensational BBC report of a routine diversion here from back in August, and the unnamed wordsmith who crafted that one has misspelled 'chutes' as 'shoots', not once, but twice.

It does make you wonder what the BBC's "online journo application form" consists of... <

Probably heavily weighted towards computer friendly, and proficient postings in aerospace web cites such as PPruin:D

Iron City
27th Nov 2002, 13:10
Then the BEEB could get content for free by special arrangement with Danny! Oh, just remembered they would have to put up with the quality of posts.

the spellingerror could be the fault of the spell checker software, often have it put odd spellings on specialist words. Then again, a journos should be responsible for what they write and not blame the machine.

U/S President
27th Nov 2002, 19:48
Yes Jetstream7, letís not b!tch about journalists.

I think they should be free to wrongly announce that trading in a company has been suspended whenever they want. We should thank them really. :mad:

MissChief
27th Nov 2002, 21:39
The BBC is either dishonest or inept...or both....neither of which applied before the 90's...This will sadly continue well beyond the difficulties of MYT.

Not fair to lambast the useless/corrupt journos, one needs to go further up to see the causes of the unpleasant problem.

mikegreatrex
28th Nov 2002, 07:15
The best way to demonstrate the ineptitude of anyone is to confront them with the facts in all cases.

Anybody got any "facts" concerning this incident, or should we start a new thread.

sharpshot
28th Nov 2002, 07:26
Carry on with new thread..............incredible how fact gets distorted!

jetstream7
28th Nov 2002, 09:19
U/S President...

It was not a defence of the BBC or journalists in general...

The point I was making, was that at the time I wrote, the discussion was becoming more interested in slagging off journalists and less interested in in what potentially was a serious incident.

It's a question of priorities...;)

U/S President
28th Nov 2002, 18:14
jetstream7

Point taken. Just an end-of-a-long-day posting there.

Well as the BHX incident ended safetly and now MYT's future is secure (at least until Dec 2003), I guess we can say all's well that ends well.

christep
29th Nov 2002, 03:01
Just out of curiousity, do any of you complaining about the accuracy of BBC online reports ever use the feedback form to correct them?

I have done this two or three times with reports on subjects with which I am familiar and I have always received a prompt and courteous reply and the article in question has been corrected.

Granted this is easier with simple factual errors than with completely misconceived articles but it's probably worth a try.