The Plane Crash: the Twitter reaction

Find out what the Twittersphere was saying about Channel 4's high altitude experiment, featuring star tweeters Al Murray, Jack Whitehall and Alan Carr

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So, last night Channel 4 deliberately crashed a plane… into the desert… in Mexico. As you do. The Boeing 727 passenger jet – nicknamed “Big Flo” – was manned by Fed Ex captain James “JimBob” Slocum who bailed out by parachute, leaving the ill fated jet packed full of state of the art research equipment, including three dummies worth $150,000 each and dozens of cameras dotted around the craft. Meanwhile Twitter was watching, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting…

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But when the crash finally took place, some viewers were disappointed with the speed of the ‘action’…

While former EastEnder and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Matt Di’angelo made use of the Caps Lock key: 

And he wasn’t the only celeb to tweet up a storm. Declan Donnelly shared an unanticipated level of excitement…or sarcasm: 

While chalk and cheese Jennifer Metcalfe and David Baddiel shared a similar predicament: 

Jodie Marsh spent the broadcast adding expensive items to her Christmas list…

While comedian Chris Addison reckoned Heathrow is heading for meltdown.

Alan Carr didn’t want anyone spoiling the surprise… 

While Jack Whitehall’s Fresh Meat character JP may want to think twice next time he settles into his first class seat: 

Charlotte Dryden enjoyed the reaction to Channel 4’s revelation that first class is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Meanwhile Dave Harrison took away another lesson from the 95 minute broadcast: 

Anthea Poli proved there is never a bad moment for a Friends reference:

And Susie Verrill was also in a humorous mood, taking the opportunity to exercise her punning abilities… 

Low-cost airlines were the butt of many a Twitter jibe, with Capital FM producer Scott Myers hinting that Ryanair’s research team are getting ready to tighten the purse strings:

But today’s star tweeter award must go to comedian Al Murray, who spent the duration of the broadcast sharing his quips, beginning with…

…before this…

And lastly, this…

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So, to sum up the feelings of many witty members of the Twittersphere (in the words of Katie Waissel’s alter ego):