Daily Star pulled from airports over ash cloud front page, claims report

The Daily Star has been pulled from sale in airports today after it ran a front page splash headed ‘Terror as plane hits ash cloud”, it was reported.

The paper, which features a front page image of a passenger aircraft with its engines burning, was removed from sale over concerns it could cause panic amongst travellers.

Media Guardian reported:

‘Richard Desmond’s red top was removed from shops at Gatwick and Manchester airports after today’s edition was published, with a front-page story claiming to feature “dramatic pictures as jets get OK to defy volcano”.

‘However, the image used in the splash was taken from a TV reconstruction of an incident 28 years ago in which a BA 747’s engines were knocked out by a volcanic ash cloud. The documentary, previously broadcast on the National Geographic channel, is to be shown on Channel Five tonight.”

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