Sunday, August 24, 2008

10 Dead in Utah Business Aircraft Crash

I don't know why the newspapers outside of Utah don't consider this news: A twin-engine turboprop plane with 10 aboard crashed Friday night in southeastern Utah. Everybody died.

The local papers, in a tone also reflected by the AP, are interested mainly in the emotional aspects of the story, rather than in what happened and why. Authorities Are Investigating, we are assured. Sure as hell the media won't be, once the emotion is wrung out.

The plane was carrying medical-clinic workers doing routine rounds in the rural Southwest.

It was a Beechcraft King Air 100. Here is the Wikipedia entry on that model.


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