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Offline Angry Turnip

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Spitfire and PA28 near miss
« on: May 26, 2019, 04:10:45 PM »
This was featured on the BBC News website,but I did not include the link, as it includes the usual poor journalism, so often affecting aviation related incidents.

I have just included the link to the report,both pilots have very different views of what happened.

« Last Edit: May 26, 2019, 04:11:15 PM by Angry Turnip »

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Re: Spitfire and PA28 near miss
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 01:47:47 PM »
BBC got a lot of outrage on their reporting of this, and rightly so.

Their article seemed to just grab any pic of a Spitfire they could find and it turned out to be the Grace Spitfire, and seemed to heavily imply that it was the Spitfire involved. Which, as it turns out was not involved in the incident.

The Grace family had to put out a statement saying this was not them and the article could have been very damaging for their reputation.

Please be advised this is NOT our Spitfire (although it is pictured) and the BBC News should be held accountable for the damage they have caused to our reputation. Please share, we would be most grateful!

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Re: Spitfire and PA28 near miss
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 01:55:22 PM »
I noticed several of the reports I read online had "Stock Spitfire image used" or words to that effect dispalyed prominently, the lawyers must have been at work.
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