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ABC News' 'Many Small Plane Crashes...' Story

A good example of very disingenuous aviation news reporting. ( More...

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Jim Quinn 5
Just another classic case of so-called 'journalists' not giving a flip about being accurate, fair or ethical. It doesn't take much more effort to do a good, quality story with facts, figures, etc. being researched properly.
Ricky Scott 4
There have not been Journalists since the 60s or 70s.
bbabis 4
Nothing new here. The so called news agencies have all switched from reporting the news to trying to make the news. I hope Mr. Stowell has learned that it is not worth giving a reporter the time of day. No information is always preferable to misinformation.
Mike Mohle 2
As pilots we all know that stories like these are full of errors, but if "News" outlets cannot get these relatively simple stories correct, imagine all of the errors in all "News" reporting. Most of what passes for news these days is slanted political propaganda.
Toby Sharp 2
This is nothing new.....reporters report on things they know nothing about, get used to it.
sparkie624 2
I have lost respect of ABC,CBS,NBC,CNN,MSNBC... They do not have good reporting and if it is not bad news they turn it in to bad news. They only care about the advertising dollar.
Ricky Scott 1
Ever since the Networks have bequeathed that the news must make a profit and no longer report just "THE NEWS" this is the kind of crap we can expect to have.
Chuck Me 1
Add the 24 hour news channels to the mix and you have a recipe for garbage media.
pfp217 1
There are several versions of this story. I can't remember which one it was featured in, but there is an animation of the aircraft increasing pitch to a stall (as they describe the stall) then all of a sudden the prop quits. Of course everyone knows the airplane stalls only when the prop quits.
Pileits 1
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has been tracking views of press performance since 1985, and the overall ratings remain quite negative. Fully 66% say news stories often are inaccurate, 77% think that news organizations tend to favor one side, and 80% say news organizations are often influenced by powerful people and organizations. The widely-shared belief that news stories are inaccurate cuts to the press’s core mission: Just 25% say that in general news organizations get the facts straight while 66% say stories are often inaccurate. As recently as four years ago, 39% said news organizations mostly get the facts straight and 53% said stories are often inaccurate." (Views of the News Media: 1985-2011 Press Widely Criticized, But Trusted More than Other Information Sources, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press,
Dave Kaplan 0
ABC lost all my respect once the fabricated the "Pink Slime" story. They are being sued for 1 billion dollars by the company that was forced to close facilities, lay off hundreds of people and put their aircraft ups for sale.s this is just another hatchet job by them.
pilotnate23 0
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ABC story on ‘small plane crashes’ flat wrong, AOPA says

The March 18 ABC World News and Nightline story, “Many small plane crashes preventable,” turned a spin awareness flight with aerobatic pilot and 2006 National CFI of the Year Rich Stowell into a sensational, inaccurate segment on general aviation safety.


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