RNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 831 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
Sorry if this has been discussed, but... Did anyone notice the crashed aircraft in "Day After Tomorrow"? A photo was flashed on the screen of a newscast following the tornados in Los Angeles. The photo was clearly of the Avianca 707 that crashed on Long Island, New York, January 25, 1990, after running out of fuel while holding for JFK.
Kinda strange the movie producers didn't use something more recent or just create it on a computer. Guess they weren't counting on airplane nuts like us to notice it!
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2231 times:
Just another example of Hollywood using stock footage to fill in the gaps. They don't expect people to really notice. I identified it immediately... I lived near NYC at the time.
Plus a plane crashing due to weather is not going to be in large pieces all in one place like the Avianca 707, which would have been able to make a gliding landing if the hill hadn't been there to stop it...