[Ads-l] 'Fighter-jet' redux (sorta)

Geoffrey Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Wed Dec 7 12:38:41 EST 2016


News reporting on today's tragic PIA accident again illustrates that reporters know nothing about airplanes:
Report: 

No survivors in Pakistan passenger jet crash carrying 48 people 
(http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/07/report-no-survivors-in-pakistan-passenger-jet-crash-carrying-48-people.html?intcmp=latestnews)

The plane that went down is an ATR-42:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATR_42#/media/File:ATR_42-500_Hop!_(HOP)_F-GPYK_-_MSN_537_(10276128103).jpg

If you're a plane geek (as I am) you will probably know that the propellers on ATR's are driven by a jet engine, but I wouldn't call this a 'passenger jet'.

Reminiscent of discussion here a while ago of Mustangs and Spitfires being referred to as 'fighter jets'.


Geoff







     
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