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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 7 13:01:46 EST 2016


I wonder if a DC-3 now counts as a "passenger jet."

I doubt it, but I try to live in the past.

JL

On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 12:38 PM, Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>
wrote:

> News reporting on today's tragic PIA accident again illustrates that
> reporters know nothing about airplanes:
> Report:
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> 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)
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> The plane that went down is an ATR-42:
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> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATR_42#/media/File:ATR_42-500_
> Hop!_(HOP)_F-GPYK_-_MSN_537_(10276128103).jpg
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> 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'.
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> Reminiscent of discussion here a while ago of Mustangs and Spitfires being
> referred to as 'fighter jets'.
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> Geoff
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