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'It could have been a lot worse': 2 hurt after Navy aircraft crashes in Lake Worth neighborhood, officials say

Two pilots of a Navy training jet ejected about two miles northeast of the Fort Worth Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base around 11:00a.m. CST. One pilot was found caught in power lines and the other pilot was found in the neighborhood. The pilots were injured and were taken to local hospitals. Initial reports indicate there was damage to three houses from debris. "Officials with the Department of Defense later told WFAA the plane was a Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft. An… ( 기타...

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Unfortunately whoever wrote the article confused receiving an electric shock with electrocution - which of course means the person was killed... it's an all too common mistake by journalists and I'm glad that wasn't the case in this incident
Swing and a miss.

From Merriam Webster: Definition of electrocute - transitive verb - to kill or severely injure by electric shock.
Yup. The worn originated as a combination of electric and execution. Electric Execution + Electrocution.

CMYKirk 1
Todays "journalists" get awards for being first, not for being accurate.
I can assure you that most of us journalists know the difference between being shocked and electrocuted. Same as the difference between alive and dead. 😎
2sheds 2
Bad writing - worse editing...
Or maybe it was one of those AI written articles and the algorithm hadn't included rules in that discipline.
In any case, there are increasing numbers of "pieces of journalism" in all sources that are missing vital grammatical articles or in which there are serious extrapolations of the story (data) that are somewhere between ludicrous and dangerous.
(Disclaimer: this post was not edited for content, veracity or validity, or any other reasonable measure of value and therefore shall contain the prefatory trigraph "IMO".)
define electrocute: injure or kill someone by electric shock.

says the Google.
They ejected near Fort Worth, Texas and landed in Lake Worth, Florida.?
Frosty1025 1
This Lake Worth is a lake and a town in Texas
My apologies.. now I see there is more than the headline.
"Two people, an instructor and a student, were ejected from the aircraft, officials confirmed."

So it must have been roll over accident and they obviously weren't wearing seatbelts. Sigh.
It seems like a small point to some, but this points out a growing issue with news. When the people covering it (or writing about it) don't know enough to report it "accurately" (I mean like someone would if they understood aviation in this case), then it makes people question the validity of ALL news!
The people downvoting this comment apparently don't understand what (I think) JMARTINSON was getting at. Pilots don't "get ejected from" aircraft, as the story says. Getting XYZ'd from something implies that the action happened to them involuntarily, ie... a person getting thrown ("ejected") from a vehicle in an accident because they weren't belted in. Pilots "eject from" a disabled aircraft because THEY are the ones initiating the sequence. It doesn't happen to them accidentally. As Forrest says, people may think this is a small point, but it isn't. The English language matters, and semantics matter because the misuse of even a word or two can dramatically change the context of a story. There are few places in which this is more important than amongst the media, who sadly often seem to be amongst the worst offenders.


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