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Managers at Luton Airport have apologised unreservedly for a social media gaffe on Facebook after posting a picture of a plane crash in America.
The image was accompanied by the comment about how the airport was dealing with ice and snow. But staff hadn't realised that the image was of a crash which resulted in the death of a child.
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Luton Airport has apologised for putting a picture of a plane crash at another airport on its Facebook page. The image appeared for just a few minutes but attracted a number of adverse comments from other Facebook users.
The image was accompanied by the comment: "Because we are such a super airport....this is what we prevent you from when it snows......Weeeee :)"
A spokesperson for Luton Airport said: "We apologise unreservedly. The post was wholly unacceptable and it will never happen again."
The image used was an incident at Chicago's Midway airport in 2005 when a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 slid off the end of the runway after landing in heavy snow. A child in a car was killed in the accident.