Reporting On Aviation Accidents, Part Two
They are the price of our passion...
and probably the hardest subject that we as aero-journalists have
Accidents are an unfortunate, and all-too-common reality in
aviation and aerospace. Whether we're speaking of the downing of a
commercial airliner… or a two-seat taildragger that
ground-loops on the runway... each story can be difficult to read,
and even harder to report. Seldom is it harder to "just report the
facts," than it is when speaking of the loss of life in an
So... why do we report them? Is it a matter of newsworthiness...
or is there an issue that's closer to our hearts as pilots? Today,
we wrap up Paul Plack's and Jim Campbell's discussion about when,
why and how Aero-News covers aircraft accidents.
This feature is in addition to our daily news briefing --
available in either a quick "Touch And Go" format, or an expanded
Aero-Briefing -- where you'll hear these stories:
Mooney Aircraft opts for private ownership...
The NTSB has determined what led to a February 2005 runway
And the shuttle will return to Hubble after all.
ANN Daily Touch N Go:
11.01.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
11.01.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Reporting On
Aviation Accidents, Part Two: 11.01.06 (ANN
Special Feature, with Paul Plack's and Jim Campbell's discussion on
when, why and how Aero-News covers aircraft accidents.)
Our DAILY programs consist of (at least) three separate
- ANN's Daily 'Touch & Go' Aero-Cast: A
quick look at the most recent news of the day... short, succinct
and to the point. The usual 'Touch & Go' takes but a few
minutes and is a summary, only, of the day's events... and it only
takes a few minutes of your time.
- ANN's Daily Briefing Aero-Cast: The Daily ANN
Report (ANNRep for short), is a more comprehensive look at the
day's news. We give you the whole buzz... the news and features
that occupy the forefront of aviation news as well as solid
background on the subjects that aviators and other aviation
professionals need to stay informed on.
- ANN's Daily 'ASR' Feature Aero-Cast: Our daily
'Aero-News Special Report' involves a more in-depth view of a story
or two that dominated (or will be dominating) the day's news. Far
more detailed than any single story in our standard ANN Daily
Reports, this is a solid chance to get a close look at the stories
and topics that matter. ASR features may include exclusive
interviews with Aviation's Newsmakers, ANN's Special Investigative
reports and solid analysis of the stories that will have undeniable
impact on the world of aviation and aerospace.
Check them out, let us know what you think and be sure to keep
those news-tips and program suggestions coming... ANN is ALL about
what YOU want to know about in the world of aviation and