Reporter tricked into saying ‘flux capacitator’ responsible for crash

Oblivious reporter is tricked into saying a ‘flux capacitator’ is the reason a plane was forced to crash land

  • Kathryn Burcham, a reporter for Boston 25 news, made the blunder live on air
  • She was reporting from the scene of a crash landing in Hanson, Massachusetts
  • Her broadcast made reference to the flux capacitor from Back to the Future

An oblivious reporter has been tricked into saying a ‘flux capacitator’ was the reason a plane was forced to crash land on Monday.

Kathryn Burcham, a reporter for Boston 25 news, made the blunder during a broadcast from an airport in Massachusetts after a plane was forced to crash land. 

Reporting from the scene, she appeared to reference the flux capacitor made famous in the Back to the Future movies. 

Kathryn Burcham (pictured), a reporter for Boston 25 news, made the blunder during her broadcast from an airport in Massachusetts

She said: ‘Hazel then told us that the issue was with a defective flux capacitator though the National Transport Safety Board would not comment on any potential cause today.

‘Go Skydive Boston didn’t respond to a written request for comment.’

It appears she had been tricked into thinking the item was responsible for the fault and the cause of the crash landing at Cranland Airport in Hanson. 

In fact, it is an item considered to be the core component in Dr. Emmett Brown’s time travelling DeLorean time machine – made famous in the fictional film trilogy.  

She made the mistake while broadcasting from the scene under the strapline: ‘Pilot of skydiving plane describes crash landing at Cranland Airport in Hanson’. 

The reporter made reference to a component of Dr. Emmett Brown’s time travelling DeLorean time machine made famous in the fictional film trilogy Back to the Future. This picture shows the inside of a replica time-machine vehicle which appeared in the movie in 1985


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The flux capacitor (pictured) is considered to a key component from Dr. Emmett Brown’s time travelling DeLorean time machine

The man referred to as Hazel in the report had previously been heard saying on the broadcast: ‘As I’ve said we’ve really never had any problems. The airport is run very well’. 

The plane flipped over during the crash landing when it veered off the runway and hit a dirt track.  

Despite this Hanson Fire Department has said that a man suffered only minor injuries in the incident.

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