[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
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: 'Fighter-jet' redux (sorta)

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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