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Chicago station mistakes TV show for breaking news

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A staged shoot for a TV show in Chicago was mistakenly reported as a real-life plane crash by a Chicago TV station.

WGN, the CW affiliate in the Windy City interrupted their morning news at about 8:10 in the morning with "breaking news" of a plane crash on King Drive on the city's south side.

Anchors Robin Baumgarten and Larry Potash ad-libbed over live helicopter video of the scene.

The video showed a plane missing a wing in the middle of the road and dozens of people milling about.

The anchors speculated about what was going on for about two minutes before a producer told them in their ear that the crash was actually a staged scene for a TV show.

An embarrassed Baumgarten said, "they might want to tell the news folks when they're doing this."

 

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