Oh, wait a minute.
A correction from Sunday's New York Times:For some reason it took about a month for them to even make the correction.
"An article on Jan. 16 about drilling for oil off the coast of Angola erroneously reported a story about cows falling from planes, as an example of risks in any engineering endeavor. No cows, smuggled or otherwise, ever fell from a plane into a Japanese fishing rig. The story is an urban legend."