The Big Hoax: Aircraft Loses Wing, Lands Safely (is not the best pilot ever)

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Author Xplorer (3 months)
AVWeb, you retarded, just put some sample pictures of this video into
photoshop, now play a bit with the contrast and luminosity : here you go,
the white lines are still there ! ( but it's visible anyway, without it )
douchbag ..... insulting this great pilote for free ....

Author Farglesword (5 months)
I saw that video a few years ago, probably shortly before this was posted
in 2008. If anybody believed that, they are a fool.

Author steelmesh (3 months)
Wow that was soooooo real looking!!!

Author rickonami (8 days)
Guys common... It's a CG. 

Author Gota K. (11 days)
this explains the other video

Author Oz Warren (5 months)
Is there anything real left in this world? 

Author Toby Cameron (2 months)
I don't know how Xplorer can say the sudden, drastic change in contrast
(aka the vanishing stripe), lighting, and granularity of the footage is
even *possible* in the space of thirty second's worth of "live" footage
...or use it to support his contention (that this vid is of a real,
fullsize plane with a pilot) when my very point is that is what emphasizes
its fakeness, showing where different clips were spliced together. I don't
care if the alterations were footage of R/C or CGI, the point is, there
were alterations, this is NOT a seamless live single take, as it pretends
to be. There is also the "making of" video and the physics of actual
flight which tend to disprove the reality of this video. Xplorer is
defending the indefensible, it's time to stop being trolled by him/her/it.

Author Bobby Z (3 months)
Nah, two different planes. The white lines are plane as day in similar
positions in space relative to the source of light both before the loss of
the wing and the landing. The black understripe at the nose is sharper
after landing than before also. 

Author JohnNiemsMusic (2 months)
On 9/11/01 the videos were all fake too! There are so many problems with
the videos that day as a 300 ton aluminum plane hitting a 500,000 ton steel
structure would have crumbled to the ground. 

Author Mega Davis (18 days)
Anyone who believes this video is real no doubt voted for Obama and would

Author mixingof12 (5 months)
It looks like a huge rc airplane

Author pobinr (5 months)
An amusing prank vid. Why pull it to pieces

Author D3moknight (5 months)
This is college art class grade CG animation. The weight and movement of
the plane is all wrong and even the color values don't match the rest of
the scene. It is OBVIOUSLY not real. Why call it a hoax or a fake? It is
just someone having fun with VFX.

Author Don McDaniel (5 months)
The stripe is still there, It's just not easily seen on the ground because
of its reflective nature. If yon look carefully you can still see the
stripe. Sorry, but it looks like it's the same plane to me.

Author Laurie Beth H (5 months)
Obvious CGI

Author FIAT DVP (5 months)
actually, this may or may not be real.. but it was already proven in
Discovery Channel that flying a real airplane with this model, with just
one wing is do-able.

Author Xplorer (3 months)
you guys are stupid. this is real. the video doesn't allways show at its
best the white lines on the nose and on the tail, but they exist even if
because of the reflections, the metal paint and the white lines sometimes
merge together. this is 100 % real.
the real light can play some tricks sometimes ... this is evident here. (
oh, and i do special effects )

Author Don McDaniel (5 months)
Oh, I'm not denying it was a hoax, I'm just pointing out that the answer
that was given, 'the stripe' wasn't a valid reason for it being a hoax, not
that it wasn't a hoax, that’s all.

Author TizElVito (2 months)
I've seen it live...
It's a prepared trick, very dangerous but calculated.

Author dfissell (15 days)
umm you know it was an rc plane and done for a clothing line 

Author johnnie sm Han (2 months)

Author Derpin Bird (13 days)
I saw a video of a guy doing this with an rc plane but they have a alot
more thrust to weight ratio.

Author Age of Aqua (17 days)
Look at the bounce!!, it must weight as much as A...........RC plane, wow
what a coincidence! lol

Author Azazel ciort (5 months)
how humanity don't understand the plane lost white strips with Wing as well

Author ripayne (3 months)
The video is on You Tube of the crew making the film. It is a large RC
plane with a stunt plane double at end. German engineering.

Author Reuben Hubert (5 months)
This has to be real. Everybody knows you can't put anything fake on the

Author surmur (5 months)
I should have not wathed this.

Author TheJahful (8 months)
I have an upload showing flying with only one wing is possible, not only
that,, but a loose engine (propeller now pulling plane sideways), not only
that but the fuselage was broken in half, not only that but the elevator
was snapped off!). I have no doubt, that if the right pilot was in the
right plane, they could fly and land a plane with only one wing for sure.

Author Bbendfender (5 months)
I knew this was fake the first time I saw it.

Author john parlour (1 month)
I liked Pobinrs comment.
I was a light aircraft pilot and can’t see any reason why this isn’t
possible. I have also done physics at the Open University and can’t see any
problem with that either. With an RC plain it would be just as difficult if
not more so. I agree with TizEIVito that it is probably a real plain with a
jettisonable wing. If it’s CGI then then it’s very cleverly done because
the animator also knows a lot about light aircraft and physics. All this
about stripes and different helmet colours is just stupid, what’s one of
the first things you do after landing safely? maybe remove your helmet.

Author Leslie Egling (3 months)
Could have fooled me - in fact it did.

Author CIVLIV (6 months)
fake plane

Author livemediachannel (6 months)
I can't believe some people thought this was real. At first it looks
realistic but after the wing falls off it looks terrible. The landing
looked extremely fake.

Author Lester Herran-Venables (1 year)
Yeah, I got suckered... early April Fools...

Author kondor40 (12 days)
:))) Ask real aerobatic pilot in your neighbourhood what happened with
undercarriage if you "drop" plane from such height like on video. Sound on
video is real from electric rc model, but also rc model isn't able to land
in such way without damage.

Author Deal With IT (16 days)
so fucking fake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author fauzan amru (5 months)
i dunno if landing with one wing is able. but,it’s still fake.look at the
landing,it’s absolutely fake and edited.i can’t belive people belived that
shit :/

Author rapTram (5 months)
The plane landing and on the ground is very obvious CG.

Author El Maximus (5 months)
Because its a Model Airplane real Aircraft Fly much faster.. look how fast
that plane comes to a stop no real aircraft can stop that fast flying at
150 mph or faster.. The plane lost its wing you can still fly a Model but
not a real Plane..

Author Roger Burtnick (3 months)
I'm not usually an asshole in my comments Xplorer (well, sometimes), but
your complete defiance in the face of overwhelming evidence makes me look
at you as some kind of nutjob, rather than someone who is actually
interested in science. Science by definition means that we are open to the
possibility that we are wrong. That's how it works. Either be a nutbar, or
stop professing to be science-minded.

Author haker67 (6 months)

Author Rak Hit (5 days)
Nicely done on the CG. Has some people actually believing this. 

Author El pieduso Mucho (5 months)
c'mon how can you trust a airplane with the mention '' Killathrill '' on

Author Pat McBride (2 months)
Basic physics would not allow the jerky motion if the plane was full size.

Author ikachanusa (21 day)
When amazing thing happens, people always says ”that's edited”

That was REAL.

Author ultrakool (3 months)

Author Son Perdition (5 months)
That's hilarious that people believed this.

Author KregAXN (5 years)
Anyone who has a bit of knowledge in aviation could easily tell that this
is a hoax. I would've known right away.

Author Luka Cuturic (4 years)
[sarcasm] Hoax?! This is real! And if this was fake, big rigs would be a
bad game [/sarcasm]

Author GunBroker100 (1 year)
Yeah, real plausible. Just ask the many pilot that knocked a wing off in
pylon races and died. Oh wait, you can't, they're DEAD!

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