With all the panic surrounding the issue of airplane crashes right now, it’s understandable that people are quick to jump to conclusions when they see something seemingly amiss on the water.
Emergency Services in the Canary Islands mistook a large tugboat pulling a ship for an aircraft that had crashed into the water two miles off Gran Canaria Island, Reuters reports.
Coincidentally, however, today marks the anniversary of the tragedy of the two airliners colliding on a runway in the Canary Island of Tenerife, killing 583 people in 1977. According to Mirror News, the mix-up was caused when a local radio station broke the news that a passenger jet had landed on the water near Telde, Gran Canaria. The tugboat pulling the ship poses a striking resemblance to that of an airplane, so you can see how people would believe it.Read More »from Tugboat mistaken for plane crash in Canary Islands