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Volcano Horror: Gatwick Hit By Massive Imploding Star

by | 22nd, April 2010

SCARE Story of The Week was the Star’s tale of how ash had almost brought down a 747. The story turned out to be old and the picture of the stricken jet just a computer mock up. Still, it did the job and scared the shit out of lost of people – although not those at Gatwick and Manchester airports which stopped selling the paper.

Gatwick airport’s director of communications, Andrew McCallum, tells us:

“We thought it was inappropriate at this point in time after six days of disruption and as people were anxious to get to their holiday destination or to return home to have these sort of computer-generated images on the front page.

“We had a discussion with other airports having seen the Daily Star’s front page today and decided to remove it. It was in our view not appropriate.”

Russell Craig, head of communications for Manchester Airport, says the Daily Star story could have sparked “absolute panic“.

Better luck next time…


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