Describing the recent crash, Burcham says the pilot of the plane, Jacor Haselden, told her a faulty "flux-capacitor" was to blame. Haselden was the only person on the plane and survived with minor injuries.
Many viewers were quick to point out a flux-capacitor was the key component of the time traveling DeLorean in the classic film series Back To The Future. Now people are wondering why the pilot didn't go back in time and prevent the crash from happening in the first place.
It is unclear if Haselden told Burcham it was the flux-capacitor as a joke or if she misunderstood. Some people are guessing he may have said "flux gate compass" and Burcham simply had a slip of the tongue. Either that or she is a huge Dr. Brown fan.
WATCH AND LAUGH: Today in Boston... people are apparently having trouble going back in time. #bttf https://t.co/hGAGuTF1Ka— Tim Young (@Tim Young)1535415241.0
To be fair, reporters may cover numerous topics in a short amount of time, so it's easy to how a mistake can happen. Of course that doesn't mean Twitter is cutting her any slack.
@TimRunsHisMouth Whaaaaaaaat? https://t.co/NdUNdwVLGF— Van Applegate (@Van Applegate)1535415437.0
Even other reporters were taking shots.
@TimRunsHisMouth All I can say is.. thank goodness that wasn’t me.— Tricia Macke (@Tricia Macke)1535415762.0
And then there was this sad reminder.
@TimRunsHisMouth I just realized...I’m at that age where the next generation that is reporting the news may very we… https://t.co/BLpElV3YSd— Aaron Riley (@Aaron Riley)1535415729.0
But for some it was the great start of a day.
We imagine this reporter wouldn't mind a time machine right now.