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

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Author rickonami (1 month)
Guys common... It's a CG. 

Author Mega Davis (1 month)
Anyone who believes this video is real no doubt voted for Obama and would

Author Bobby Z (4 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 Xplorer (4 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 JohnNiemsMusic (3 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 Hernan Le Mat Villalon Santos (22 hours)

Author Mark Griswold (2 days)
The one that lands is more than likely an R/C plane.

Author Richard Thaxton (10 days)
Yeah...and next you'll tell me there is no Santa Clause and Easter Bunny.

Author Darren-Edward Oneill (12 days)
Very very simple - I know my airplanes and this is no current full size
aircraft in production anywhere in the world - it's a very generic sort of
mix of a few types, Empennage of a Giles (minus the high-mounted stab) nose
of ...any of them, canopy of an Edge, wings of the Extra 330 or MX2 - the
dynamics are a dead give away but before even analyzing the fact that this
aircraft does not exist gave it away for me

Author Dan Gardner (18 days)
So many people share this shit on Facebook and Google+ and are like "wow!
This is amazing"
Christ... It just shows how dumb society is these days, they are
susceptible to believe anything.

Did you know you can cure the common cold by shoving a tablespoon of
cinnamon up your ass? It's true, pass it on
"Share and like" !!

Author djskagnetti (20 days)
Maybe you should actually explain how it's fake or else shut the fuck up
and not make videos. The only fake here is you.

Author Danny Feere (21 day)
I saw this on a tv show! It's fake! At one point they switch out the plane
with a remote controlled toy airplane aha

Author Xplorer (4 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 42trini (27 days)
Fake but possible IF the aileron controls for each wing are separate.
Aerobic aircraft have powerful enough engines for vertical flying. So full
power, left rudder to keep nose up and wing vertical. Then at last second
before hitting the ground, hard left on the stick. Will be a very hard

Author steelmesh (4 months)
Wow that was soooooo real looking!!!

Author Rak Hit (1 month)
Nicely done on the CG. Has some people actually believing this. 

Author Gota K. (1 month)
this explains the other video

Author kondor40 (1 month)
:))) 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 Derpin Bird (1 month)
I saw a video of a guy doing this with an rc plane but they have a alot
more thrust to weight ratio.

Author dfissell (1 month)
umm you know it was an rc plane and done for a clothing line 

Author Deal With IT (1 month)
so fucking fake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author Age of Aqua (1 month)
Look at the bounce!!, it must weight as much as A...........RC plane, wow
what a coincidence! lol

Author ikachanusa (1 month)
When amazing thing happens, people always says ”that's edited”

That was REAL.

Author john parlour (2 months)
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 Don McDaniel (6 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 Toby Cameron (3 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 johnnie sm Han (3 months)

Author D3moknight (6 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 Pat McBride (3 months)
Basic physics would not allow the jerky motion if the plane was full size.

Author mixingof12 (6 months)
It looks like a huge rc airplane

Author MrGreengoggles (6 months)
anyone can see its computer generated. How did people even think this was
real in the first place?

Author TizElVito (3 months)
I've seen it live...
It's a prepared trick, very dangerous but calculated.

Author Laurie Beth H (6 months)
Obvious CGI

Author Farglesword (6 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 Leslie Egling (4 months)
Could have fooled me - in fact it did.

Author ripayne (4 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 ultrakool (4 months)

Author Roger Burtnick (4 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 Bbendfender (6 months)
I knew this was fake the first time I saw it.

Author surmur (6 months)
I should have not wathed this.

Author Reuben Hubert (6 months)
This has to be real. Everybody knows you can't put anything fake on the

Author pobinr (6 months)
An amusing prank vid. Why pull it to pieces

Author Oz Warren (6 months)
Is there anything real left in this world? 

Author El pieduso Mucho (6 months)
c'mon how can you trust a airplane with the mention '' Killathrill '' on

Author fauzan amru (6 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 (6 months)
The plane landing and on the ground is very obvious CG.

Author Son Perdition (6 months)
That's hilarious that people believed this.

Author FIAT DVP (6 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 El Maximus (6 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 Azazel ciort (7 months)
how humanity don't understand the plane lost white strips with Wing as well

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