The Western Mail has apologised after an error in a picture caption which appeared to make light of an airport boss’s death in a plane crash.
Bob Jones, manager of Mid Wales Airport, was killed after a light aircraft in which he was a passenger crashed into trees on a hillside in Powys in January.
A report in today’s Western Mail on the outcome of an inquiry into the accident contained a picture of Mr Jones which was captioned: “Mid-Wales airport manager Bob Jones, 60, who was killed in the crash LOL.”
The erroneous inclusion of the letters LOL – which mean Laugh Out Loud – led to widespread condemnation of the newspaper on the social networking site Twitter.
A spokesman for publisher Trinity Mirror said: “The caption error in today’s Western Mail is under internal investigation.
“We apologise for any offence this error may have caused.”