Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Correction. Flight 253 Was, Of Course, an A330, Not a 747

I sloppily passed along (with full credit, of course) a British news account the other day, without doubling back to check every known fact, and got justifiably duck-snapped by readers.

This time the Keystone Kop is me.

Of course it was an Airbus A330 on which the Underpants Bomber sought to set off an explosion on Christmas Day. I've certainly written enough about that sorry incident and should have noticed that the BBC documentary referred to here on Saturday used a 747 to replicate the Christmas Day bomb attempt, and that the actual incident occurred on an A330.

Dang, the British news media are sloppy, but that's no excuse for me to be as well.


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