Plane crash on airport website

Luton Airport has apologised for putting a picture of a plane crash at another airport on its Facebook page.

Luton airport online gaffe over crashed plane

by Matthew Hudson

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.

Click below to watch a report by ITV Anglia's Matthew Hudson:

Airport apology for using plane crash on website

Luton airport has apologised for using an image of a crashed plane on its Facebook page Credit: Facebook

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.

Luton airport has apologised for using an image of a crashed plane on its Facebook page Credit: Facebook

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."

Facebook users were swift to condemn the airport using the image Credit: Facebook

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.

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