Yesterday's horrific helicopter crash in Vauxhall was a case in point.
Everyone agrees that the chopper hit the crane on a tall building under construction. But no-one could (initially) agree where the wreckage landed:
- In the road below the crane
- In Wandsworth Road, 150m away
- From an aerial view (via I suspect Google Maps) that site looked more like 300m even in a straight line
- But the crash site was indeed in Wandsworth Road, not where first shown but more like 4-500m away from the crane
- He was late to work because of being held up taking his daughter to school
- He wasn't allowed into the crane because of the fog (aka low cloud) obscuring visibility so there could be no crane activity
- And this morning apparently it was two men who both overslept
FFS guys, get it right. If you don't know, don't make it up! — say you don't know.
But of course Joe Public thinks admitting to not knowing is a sign of weakness, so they guess. Whereas in fact admitting not knowing is a sign of strength and maturity.
Let's just hope none of these people have to be witnesses in court!