Wednesday, October 21, 2015

U.S. Air Force apologizes over "insensitive" tweet of flaming plane on day of Cambridgeshire jet crash

The U.S. Air Force has had to apologize after tweeting a picture of a fighter jet with flames coming from its wings on the same day a pilot died in a plane crash in Cambridgeshire.

The tweet, promoting Back to the Future day, showed a new F-35 fighter trailing streaks of fire like those created by the time-travelling Delorean car in the 1980s hit. 

The tweet added: "GREAT SCOTT! We're celebrating #BackToTheFutureDay, are you?" 

After receiving negative backlash, the tweet was later deleted, with the U.S. Air Force adding: "We apologize for the insensitivity of our #BackToTheFutureDay post. We pulled the post in light of recent events."

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