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    Jul 23, 2014

    This Poorly Worded Tweet By The Associated Press Just Made Everyone's Heart Skip A Beat

    A plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 did not just crash land in Eindhoven.

    AP just tweeted this to its 3.4m followers, causing every news junkie on Twitter to go, "Holy shit."

    Before realising it didn't actually mean what they thought it meant.

    Here's how it should have been worded.

    Plane carrying bodies from flight MH17 successfully lands in Eindhoven, Netherlands - @Reuters, @BBCMatthewPrice http://t.co/oxmeZTUc1J

    Breaking News Travel@breakingtravel

    Plane carrying bodies from flight MH17 successfully lands in Eindhoven, Netherlands - @Reuters, @BBCMatthewPrice http://t.co/oxmeZTUc1J

    2:56 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Which is a nice illustration of why grammar matters, even in breaking news situations.

    Mashable

    AP subsequently tweeted a clarification.

    CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies lands in Eindhoven.

    The Associated Press@AP

    CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies lands in Eindhoven.

    2:59 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    AP put out a statement:

    "This was an especially regrettable lapse that drew wide attention as Dutch families awaited the return of their loved ones’ remains."

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