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Video: News anchors report 'Chicago Fire' plane crash as real

While giving a live news report, the anchors thought the staged plane crash was a real accident

By Ben Lee
Digital Spy

CHICAGO — A plane crash scene that was being shot for Chicago Fire has been mistakenly reported by news anchors.

A morning show on WGN-TV, a television station in Chicago, was interrupted as it reported 'breaking news' that there had been a major accident on a highway.

The two anchors - Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten - eventually found out on air that the scene was part of an upcoming episode for the NBC drama, much to their annoyance.

Full story: 'Chicago Fire' plane crash mistakenly reported by news anchors

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Mike Gatti Mike Gatti Monday, December 03, 2012 6:05:20 PM hahahahaha that is awesome.
Greg Paquet Greg Paquet Monday, December 03, 2012 6:12:54 PM Lady in blue is a bit full of herself.
Alexander McCollum Alexander McCollum Monday, December 03, 2012 6:15:16 PM ha ha ha ha ha the Show Chicago fire sucks ass, it's stupid and a lame attempt to bring a show like Rescue Me. it will never happen, take the show off the air and stop making the real Firefighters look like morons.
Robert Reynolds Robert Reynolds Monday, December 03, 2012 8:33:50 PM Sorry that your "breaking news" story didn't hold all the doom and gloom that you thought it did...seems she was actually dissapointed that nobody was going to die...god, how I love the media!
Matt Collins Matt Collins Tuesday, December 04, 2012 10:48:29 AM You'd have to watch the program to realize what's going on. They're not your average news show. Been a big fan for years. A lot of ball busting and goofing off. Traffic copter happened to see the apparatus and a plane on a major street and they went with it. They beat themselves up pretty good, for it.
Blake West Blake West Monday, December 10, 2012 3:38:00 PM Wow!
Bill Hoeft Bill Hoeft Monday, December 09, 2013 5:48:28 PM I liked Emergency! and didn't realize how truly great it was until I saw Chicago Fire.

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