10 thoughts on “Video: Reporter Hilariously Pranked By Pilot

  1. I have to admit when I first saw this video clip I was laughing and shaking my head. This reporter probably wasn’t even a gleam in her daddy’s eye when the movie “Back to the Future “ came out.
    But as a 25 year veteran of TV and radio news as a reporter and anchor, I shake my head at the information “shared by the flying expert “ with the reporter. Yes, at the end of the day, everyone had a good laugh at the stupid reporter.
    However, I’d bet she was facing a deadline and why wouldn’t she trust a pilot or someone who claims to have knowledge of flying, aircraft and aviation. I’d bet she’d have gone on the air with details of a “failed muffler bearing”.

    I’d bet she learned a lesson too. She’ll probably never trust anyone claiming to be a pilot or aviation expert again. And on the next crash she breathlessly covers, I wouldn’t be surprised if she just goes with a local person claiming to be an eyewitness.
    She’ll probably trust that person more than anyone in the flying community.
    It cuts both ways.

    Just an observation from a former reporter who is now a full time commercial pilot.

  2. That’s semi-funny, but the better approach would have been to help the reporter better understand the accident and circumstances rather than make her look foolish. GA needs all the informed friends we can get, don’t you think?

  3. The man who pranked her thought it was being clever…relying on his ability to make someone think he was honest, when it fact he was a liar. I do not find it funny.

  4. Fyi. I was the person speaking in the clip before her and was not the pilot and did not make that comment. Mike McCue .

  5. The subject at hand deserves and really demands “a no prank attitude… so I agree the prankster exposed how dangerous his stupidity can be…. journalists aren’t experts in everything…. and there is always a half wit ready to try and make a fool out of someone else……what is curious is that such people are usually half as smart as the people around them. This young lady will go on and do just fine…. we can all survive exposure to hecklers, jerks, and dim wits.

  6. As badly, uninformed and fake as the press usually comments and reports about GA, this is sweet payback!
    I wonder how the reporter could keep a straight face while saying it xD. 1.21 Jiggawatts!

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