[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:

No survivors in Pakistan passenger jet crash carrying 48 people 

The plane that went down is an ATR-42:


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'.


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