The Daily Star has been pulled from sale in airports today after it ran a front page splash headed ‘Terror as plane hits ash cloud”, it was reported.
The paper, which features a front page image of a passenger aircraft with its engines burning, was removed from sale over concerns it could cause panic amongst travellers.
‘Richard Desmond’s red top was removed from shops at Gatwick and Manchester airports after today’s edition was published, with a front-page story claiming to feature “dramatic pictures as jets get OK to defy volcano”.
‘However, the image used in the splash was taken from a TV reconstruction of an incident 28 years ago in which a BA 747’s engines were knocked out by a volcanic ash cloud. The documentary, previously broadcast on the National Geographic channel, is to be shown on Channel Five tonight.”