Friday, August 10, 2012

Newspaper apologises after LOL added to caption about dead man

Welsh daily newspaper The Western Mail has apologised after an error in a picture caption which appeared to make light of an airport boss’s death in a plane crash.

Bob Jones, manager of Mid Wales Airport, was killed after a light aircraft in which he was a passenger crashed into trees on a hillside in Powys in January.

A report in yesterday’s Western Mail on the outcome of an inquiry into the accident contained a picture of Mr Jones which was captioned: “Mid-Wales airport manager Bob Jones, 60, who was killed in the crash LOL.”

A spokesman for publisher Trinity Mirror said: “The caption error in the Western Mail is under internal investigation. We apologise for any offence this error may have caused.”

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