Sunday, July 07, 2013

Sentence of the morning

When writers paint themselves into a corner, it's nice to help them find a way out: 

As investigators try to determine what caused the crash of Flight 214 that killed two passengers Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the accident left many wondering how nearly 305 of the 307 passengers and crew members were able to make it out alive.

This is from what appears to be an update:

As investigators try to determine what caused the crash of Flight 214 that killed two passengers Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the accident left many wondering how nearly all 307 people aboard were able to make it out alive.

And while we're on the dangers of roboposting wire copy: It's hard to think of a sillier choice of hed for this story than "At tail end of trans-Pacific flight, terror."

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/06/4150765/faa-airliner-crashes-on-landing.html#storylink=cpy

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