This image was not published in the press due to the fact that the editor of one paper believed that it was Photoshopped. It wasn't and I have about sixty other captures to prove it.
The image did make it onto the Journal's editor's blog.. follow the link and keep paging.
AND NOW THE BACKGROUND INFO !!
City of Derry Airport closed due to safety concerns (Derry/Londonderry-Northern Ireland)
A decision was made on Tuesday 22nd May 2007 by the CAA - Civil Aviation Authority - to close the City of Derry Airport due to safety concerns.
The closure was due to "systematic failure of safety management" said the CAA.
Derry's Airport Manager said the aiport closed due to a CAA audit of the repair work being done at the site.
Discussions have been in place between the CAA and airport representatives for some time about safety issues which included poor runway drainage, unsuitable temporary repairs to plane parking areas and also no effective bird control plan.
A CAA audit is due to be carried out over the next few days aimed at addressing the CAA's concerns.
As no planes are flying, passengers are advised to contact their airline about cancellations or flying from an alternative airport.
On Tuesday, May 29, 2007, The Airport reopened. Exactly one week later on Tuesday 5th June, I was leaving some friends to the airport and this is what greeted myself and other passengers on the main approach.
Considering that poor bird control was one of the main reasons for the closure. I'd have thought that at the very least this image was at least a poor exercise in P.R. during operating hours.