On Thursday evening at about 6:30 p.m., a U.S. Airways flight skidded off the runway at Philadelphia International Airport when the nose landing gear collapsed on takeoff. According to CBS Philly, a tire blew on the Airbus A320, and passengers were quickly evacuated. The airport says there are no reports of injuries.
Perhaps that’s why some people decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to share the unfortunate incident on social media.
Shortly after the incident, photos of people posing in front of the grounded plane and images of the plane awash in Instagram filters started showing up on social media, with these two immediately attracting widespread attention:
While no one was injured in the accident, it does raise some questions about the appropriateness of sharing these kinds of images on social media: On the one hand, these people are sharing a glimpse into their lives, which is what social media isRead More »from Plane crashes off runway, evacuees take opportunity to Instagram, tweet selfies