Bolivian TV's Flight 447 Photos Actually From Lost

News program apologizes after gaffe
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2009 2:23 PM CDT

(Newser) – In what was either a bizarre prank or heinous gaffe, a Bolivian TV station broadcast two photographs last week from the ABC series Lost as exclusive photos from the final moments of Air France Flight 447, the Telegraph reports. The first shows passengers in an aircraft cabin using oxygen masks, while the other shows passengers being sucked out of a break in the fuselage.

“These two photos were apparently taken by one of the passengers on the airliner the instant before the collision and after the aircraft crashed,” the host of a prime-time news show on Bolivia’s PAT TV claimed. The station has since apologized for the error.

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