In a linked Airline Business blog post he recounted how he'd written an "inadvertent howler" in a story's opening line, "only for some wise-guy to send it to a BBC comedy quiz" (Radio 4's The News Quiz. That opening line: "German investigators have disclosed that both pilots of a Germanwings Airbus A319 were badly affected by fumes while approaching Cologne..."
On Image of the Day, Dominic Perry noted the 50th birthday of the youngest member of the US Air Force's B-52 Stratofortress fleet (above). Delivered from Boeing's Wichita facility, the H-model bomber was assigned to Minot AFB, North Dakota. It remains in active service.