More Horrid Shockers, Ctd

The NZ Herald just can’t get airplane stories right. One the weekend they wrote about a crash of a Spitfire and posted a photo of the cockpit of an airliner.

Yesterday they tried a little bit harder but still screwed up in this story about a missing plane:

A full-scale aerial search for a missing plane with six people on board will begin at first light in the Sunshine Coast hinterland on Tuesday.

The pilot of the missing 1934 De Havilland DH84 Dragon biplane had been raising funds for charity before the vintage craft vanished in southeastern Queensland.

I hope searchers aren’t going to use the Herald sub-editor to assist in identifying the plane because instead of using the correct image of a De Havilland DH84 Dragon biplane, they picked a photo of a F.E.2d which wasn’t even made by de Havilland…and pre-dated the De Havilland DH84 Dragon by some 19 years and one which flew in World War 1 rather than the inter-war years.

For the record, this is what a De Havilland DH84 Dragon looks like:

As opposed to a F.E.2d which looks like this:


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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