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

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Wed Dec 7 22:34:52 EST 2016

And any armored vehicle is a 'tank.'  Even in Army Times, which one would 
think might know better.
Dave Hause
-----Original Message----- 
From: Geoffrey Nathan
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:38 AM
Subject: 'Fighter-jet' redux (sorta)

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 

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


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