A live cross on Australian television has been labelled a fake after it was revealed the report from a chopper actually took place on the ground.
9 News Brisbane reporter Cameron Price was reporting live from on board the 9 News chopper. The on screen caption stated he was “near Beerwah”, the scene of the Daniel Morcombe police investigation.
Website Mumbrella revealed the helicopter was actually parked on the 9 News helipad at Mt Coot-Tha.
A spokesperson for Channel 9 told the Mumbrella website:
“Our chopper was forced to divert from Beerwah due to bad weather, and air control instructed them to touch down. Seven know this because they have a camera permanently monitoring our pad. The decision was made by the pilot on safety grounds. The producer was unaware until it was too late to abort or delay the cross.”