Tweet On Logan Airport Fire Gets Lots Of Attention — But the Fire Was A Drill

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Logan Airport, Boston (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Logan Airport, Boston (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) _ Reports of a plane ablaze at Boston’s Logan International Airport turned out to be nothing but a training exercise for firefighters.

An airport spokesman said the exercise Wednesday morning that created a stir on social media was held in the same place as all fire training exercises, which are “almost a daily occurrence” between April and October.

Matthew Brelis says the airport trains firefighters from airports across the northeast using a fake aircraft fuselage.

Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods America” tweeted “Am I alone seeing a plane on fire on Tarmac at Logan in Boston?” and later “Scary at Logan. Plane engulfed in flames (at) Delta Terminal – Logan International Airport.”

Zimmern has more than 700,000 followers, perhaps explaining why the news spread so fast.

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