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
, is inaccurate, USAF spokesmansays. 7 minutes ago Olney, TX
# 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