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After a local excursion to exercise my C-172 engine, I returned to my local airport. There was a helicopter in the area providing position reports. After I announced downwind, the helicopter came on the radio:

Helicopter:
"Do you know anything about the airplane crash this morning?"

Me:
"No. I have been out of the area, haven't heard anything."

An unidentified source, critical of the excess publicity airplane accidents receive:
"If you want to know what happened, listen to the news."

[A long pause.]

Helicopter:
"We are the news."


Angus McCamant
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