Yesterday was quiet and peaceful here in Australia.
No major bushfires, no tornadoes, cyclones or earthquakes.
Sadly there was a triple axe murder in New South Wales but much of the rest of the continent was at peace.
So peaceful that even the media indulged in an unexpected long weekend.
It took the BBC to alert me to the fact that many people thought we were under attack by terrorists determined to recreate the Twin Towers event! Not one Australian media outlet has reported this incident.
From the BBC:
Defence officials have had to allay the concerns of Sydney office workers, who watched as an air force fighter chased what appeared to be a passenger plane.
Some people thought Australia’s most populous city might be coming under attack.
A number of office workers decided to evacuate their skyscrapers after watching in alarm as a passenger plane flew low over Sydney harbour chased by an air force fighter.
After flying over the city the planes banked over the coast then headed back towards the central business district. One eyewitness said the sight and sound of the planes was “terrifying”. Another said he’d never been so scared.
But rather than witnessing the pursuit of a hijacked plane, the office workers were watching a farewell flight. The Australian Defence Force was bidding farewell to one of its aircraft.
One of the defence force’s Boeing 707 aircraft was being retired from service, shadowed by a hawk fighter from which aerial photographs were being taken.
The media had been alerted about the fly-past over Sydney harbour bridge but not, apparently, the public.
Oh, I tell a lie, the Sydney Morning Herald had a Video of the flypast. After the event!