Twitter Log: C-17 non-crash report saga

What a bizarre and unnecessary adventure all that was.

It all started with an inaccurate CNN report and a flurry of Twittering. The good news is that there wasn’t a crash. The bad news is how fast wrong information can spread in the age of social media.




# Air Force Times adds that USAF confirms a C-17 was flyingnap-of-the-earth profile near Olney, which may have prompted crash reports. ht… 2 minutes ago



# Full account of bizarre and inaccurate C-17 crash reportsaga is here: http://tinyurl.com/c7t7js. Egg, meet face.  26 minutes ago



# UPDATE: USAF HQ confirms no C-17 has crashed. CNN articlereporting crash near Olney, TX, is inaccurate, USAF spokesmansays.  7 minutes ago



# Have checked with PAOs at Altus AFB, Air Mobility Commandand USAF HQ. None have any information on a possible C-17 crash.  12 minutes ago



# Best coverage of evolving story of possible C-17 crash ishere: http://tinyurl.com/ddpasd  24minutes ago



# Air Mobility Command is not aware of a C-17 crash. Thereare conflicting reports. Please stay tuned. 32 minutes ago



# Twitter is abuzz with reports about a C-17 crash near Olney, Texas. 



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2 Responses to Twitter Log: C-17 non-crash report saga

  1. Dave 23 March, 2009 at 8:00 pm #

    This is one of the reasons why I refuse to get Twitter…

  2. pjbonner 23 March, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    Reminds me of “Send three & four pence were’re going to a dance”.

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