N.Y.Times corrects report of cows falling from planes
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This past weekend, the New York Times published an eyebrow-raising correction of an article by a contributing writer that appeared in its Sunday New York Times Magazine. The correction:
An article on Jan. 16 about drilling for oil off the coast of Angola erroneously reported a story about cows falling from planes, as an example of risks in any engineering endeavor. No cows, smuggled or otherwise, ever fell from a plane into a Japanese fishing rig. The story is an urban legend, and versions of it have been reported in Scotland, Germany, Russia and other locations.
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