Not decent, needs more training and skills, especially on aircraft

The “decent journalists, trained and skilled“, need some more training and skills.


In a story of just 56 words they manage to commit the follow errors: 

  • Picture of an Airbus 340 – the article refers to a Boeing 777.
  • The aircraft had blown a tyre on its main starboard undercarriage – not engine trouble
  • and how does an aircraft ‘blow a gear’, Maybe they were too heavy on the clutch?

Top marks… not…

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  • Oh Fer. I’ve blown a lot of things in my time but I’ve never seen the English language bastardised with a more inept phrase than: “Blew a gear”.

    • Bunswalla

      Clearly you haven’t met Josea’s girlfriend then…

    • Chris

      That’s pretty rich coming from an illiterate. You’ve never posted one single comment on a blog anywhere that doesn’t contain at least one grammatical error. Usually ten. And you’re full of shit, to boot.

      • Travis Poulson

        Who are you, her stalker?

        • Dave

          Perhaps “Chris” is the one and only “trained and Skilled” Journo at the Herald? Perhaps check the IP address.

  • Stephen

    There’s one more error Cam…. They should have shown the plane descending.

  • I was wondering about all of these issues as I read it. I know terms in English are a little different in various English speaking countries but I couldn’t figure this out. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

  • Sponge

    “One of the landing tyres” -Do they use different ones for taking off?

  • Mr_V4

    On the other hand at least the Whangarei fire engine didn’t have to attend this callout, must be their weekend off.

    • Dave

      I think they were still on the way back from the call out in Southland a few weeks ago.

  • Ronnie Chow

    OK Cameron . Enough is enough . They don’t actually care .Pulling in the newsreaders about Millie Elder’s new fake tits is much more important !

    As an addenda to this , I would have to say that the majority of callouts are non=events .